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glossary:haplotype

(1) A set of closely linked genetic markers present on one chromosome which tend to be inherited together (not easily separable by recombination). Some haplotypes may be in linkage disequilibrium.

(2) (Science: genetics) The set, made up of one allele of each gene, comprising the genotype.

also used to refer to the set of alleles on one chromosome or a part of a chromosome, i.e. One set of alleles of linked genes. Its main current usage is in connection with the linked genes of the major histocompatibility complex.

glossary/haplotype.txt · Last modified: 2012/10/16 14:40 (external edit)