What is linkage??Can you give some examples.
Asked by Mudita Singh | 20th Feb, 2012, 06:54: PM
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.
- 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
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