gene map

gene map

noun
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gene map  
Variant of genetic map.
genetic map or gene map  
A graphic representation of the arrangement of a gene or a DNA sequence on a chromosome. A genetic map is used to locate and identify the gene or group of genes that determines a particular inherited trait. ◇ Locating and identifying genes in a genetic map is called genetic mapping.
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