In genetics, the association between two or more genes that tend to be inherited together because they are on the same chromosome.
The closer together they are on the chromosome, the less likely they are to be separated by crossing over (one of the processes of recombination) and they are then described as being “tightly linked”.
1. The act of linking things together.
2. A mechanical system of rods or springs or pivots that transmits power or motion.
3. An associative relation.
4. (Genetics) Traits that tend to be inherited together as a consequence of an association between their genes.