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    I don't understand why if alleles are on the same chromosome and are therefore linked then why are they more likely to be inherited together the closer together the two alleles are?
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    If I understood your question correctly, it has to do with recombination during meiosis (I'm assuming you know what this is, otherwise just Google it). Imagine your genes being like pearls on the necklace (the necklace representing the chromosome). Now imagine you're going to split the necklace/chromosome. If two genes/pearls are closer together, they're far more likely to remain on the same chain after you've split it than if they were very far away from each other.

    It's really a matter of statistics. The further away two genes are from each other, the more statistically likely there is going to be reshuffling.
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    (Original post by i.am.lost)
    If I understood your question correctly, it has to do with recombination during meiosis (I'm assuming you know what this is, otherwise just Google it). Imagine your genes being like pearls on the necklace (the necklace representing the chromosome). Now imagine you're going to split the necklace/chromosome. If two genes/pearls are closer together, they're far more likely to remain on the same chain after you've split it than if they were very far away from each other.

    It's really a matter of statistics. The further away two genes are from each other, the more statistically likely there is going to be reshuffling.
    yep, I understand the stuff about chiasma recombining DNA, and I understand your necklace analogy
    thanks

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