Linked Genes: Definition & Examples


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What must be the same for two genes to be linked?

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1. In which process does linkage really matter?

2. Which process can separate alleles of linked genes?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Linked genes are important to be aware of when studying genetics, and this quiz/worksheet will help you test your understanding of their characteristics and significance.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Through these assessments, you'll be tested on the significance of:

  • Linked genes
  • The process of separating alleles of linked genes
  • Something that linked genes are often packed into
  • What happens as two genes are located ever more closely together

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the genetic processes related to linked genes
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what constitutes linked genes
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the genetic impactions of linked genes

Additional Learning

To learn more about linked genes and related genetic concepts, review the accompanying lesson, Linked Genes: Definition and Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define linked genes and understand what constitutes them
  • Define chromosome
  • Understand the significance of gene linkage in the process of meiosis
  • Define gametes
  • Differentiate between gamete packaging of linked and unlinked genes
  • Understand the effects of recombination on linked genes
  • Further understand linked genes through provided examples