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Locus

  • By: Rahul Gladwin
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

In genetics, a locus is the position of a gene on a chromosome. Genes are located on chromosomes in a linear fashion, and each gene, or one of its alleles, have precise locations or loci on chromosomes. The exact chromosomal address ...

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