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gene mapping

noun, Genetics.
1.
any of a number of methods used to construct a model of the linear sequence of genes of a particular chromosome.
2.
the act of constructing such a model.
Origin
1975-1980
1975-80
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Contemporary definitions for gene mapping
noun

the process of determining the relative positions of and distances between genes on a chromosome

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gene mapping in Medicine

gene mapping n.
The determination of the sequence of genes and their relative distances from one another on a specific chromosome.

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gene mapping in Culture

gene mapping definition


The process of determining where genes are located on individual chromosomes. (Compare DNA sequencing.)

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