What is linkage??Can you give some examples.

Asked by Mudita Singh | 20th Feb, 2012, 06:54: PM

Expert Answer:

It is the tendency of groups of genes on the same chromosome to be inherited together. Hence the traits that are controlled by these genes tend to be inherited together.
 For example:
  • In fruit flies, the genes affecting eye color and wing length are inherited together because they appear on the same chromosome.
  • In sweet pea, the gene for flower colour and the gene affecting the shape of pollen grains show linkage

Answered by  | 21st Feb, 2012, 08:52: AM

Queries asked on Sunday & after 7pm from Monday to Saturday will be answered after 12pm the next working day.