Can someone explain gene linkage and mapping to me? How to determine where genes are on a chromosome? Thank you!!
Genetic linkage is the tendency of genes that are close together on a chromosome to be inherited together.
Gene mapping is when you place certain parts of a chromosome on a “number line” based on the number of base pairs that they would give you.
Example of gene mapping
This is a picture I just found, hopefully it explains a bit more in detail.
This is a Bozeman Science video that also might help: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TU44tR0hJ8A
Hope this helps