linkage disequilibrium


linkage disequilibrium
The occurrence of some genes together, more often than would be expected. Thus, in the HLA system of histocompatibility antigens, HLA-A1 is commonly associated with B8 and DR3, and A2 with B7 and DR2, presumably because the combination confers some selective advantage.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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