Are linked genes the ones that are linked with genes on the same chromosome or with genes on the homologous chromosome?
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Genes are physical structures related by physical distance and during meiosis development of the haploid cells, and the nearer two genes are on a chromosome, the lower the chance of recombination between them, and the more likely they are to be inherited together, making them linked genes. Think of it as combining two books together into four different books, it is likely that you will get chapters and paragraphs mixed together but words and letters because they have a closer physical relationship are less likely to be mixed up. (I hope my analogy helps make more sense!)
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