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Advanced - Breeding

What is linkage?

Genes located on the same chromosome are not randomly assorted but tend to be inherited together. This is known as linkage. Plants depend on a large number of factors for their phenotype and linked factors are usually dominant.

Linkage adds to the difficulty of combining favorable factors of parents of a cross.

Large populations are needed to obtain recombination and find that rare but desirable individual.