Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

  • -id > 9:3

Linkage Disequilibrium

Condition in which haplotype frequencies in a population differ from the values they should have if the genes at each locus have recombined randomly; linkage is implied, but is not a requirement; can arise because of nonrandom mating, random sampling, and natural selection.

See coefficient of linkage disequilibrium.

Full-Text Search Entries