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A group of closely linked genes occupying a large chromosomal segment and frequently functioning as a genetic unit.
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supergenea cluster of genes along a chromosome that, while closely located, may have unrelated functions. Supergenes may act as a single unit during RECOMBINATION in meiosis.
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