Linked vs. Unlinked genes

Hey how do you know if two genes are linked or not??

If 2 genes are linked, then the recombination frequency is <50%. If not, it is assumed that they are not linked.

recombination frequency= number of recombinants (offspring that don’t have parental genotype)/ total number of offspring

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also, if something is nonpolar like lipids that just means they are hydrophobic right?


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