Genetic linkages is the tendency of alleles that are located close together on a chromosome to be inherited together during meiosis. Genes whose loci are nearer to each other are less likely to be separated onto different chromatids during chromosomal crossover, and are therefore said to be genetically linked. In other words, the nearer two genes are on a chromosome, the lower is the chance of a swap occurring between them, and the more likely they are to be inherited together.
Related Journals of Genetic Linkages
Human Genetics and Embryology, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Herediatry Genetics: Current Research, Journal of Molecular and Genetic Medicine, Biochimica et Biophysica Acta - Gene Regulatory Mechanisms, Molecular Medicine, Genetics Selection Evolution, Chromosoma, Journal of Medical Genetics, Evolution-international journal of organic evolution, PLoS Genetics