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Help with gene linkage and mapping!

Here's an interesting question I've been trying to figure out: My annotations are in red. So far, I've figured out: We know 630 colonies survived when plated with ACD antibiotics...meaning they ...
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How does a neutral allele change relative to a nearby allele under selection?

Suppose I'm looking at a gene being selected against (A) that's decreasing at a rate ($\Delta$P). If there's a nearby allele that is neutral (B) am I correct to assume that B will decrease with A at a ...
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Linkage disequilibrium D sign

Linkage disequilibrium D equals $D=x_{11}−p1⋅q1$ where: Haplotype Frequency $A_{1}B_{1} = x_{11}$ $A_{1}B_{2} = x_{12}$ $A_{2}B_{1} = x_{21}$ $A_{2}B_{2} ...
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Unlinked SNP now insignificant after conditional analysis?

I'd like to know if two of my significant GWAS loci (p < 5E-8) independently contribute to my trait. Index SNPs for these loci are approximately 2Mb apart. According to LDLink, these SNPs are in ...
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Why do genetic testing companies (FTDNA,AncestryDNA,23andme) express DNA shared in centimorgans (cM) instead of in number of base pairs or in percent?

Expressing DNA shared in number of base pairs or in percent of total genome would be so much simpler and easier to understand for the customers. .
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Cis and trans linkage

Question: Two dominant non-allelic genes are 50map units apart, the linkage is: (A) Cis type (B) Trans Type (C) Complete (D) Absent/Incomplete My take: After a lot of ...
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Calculating gene separation -a genetics problem

I am really struggling with genetics. In particular, I have the following question Now I am OK with calculating the separation of genes in centrimorgans when I have data like so: But in the first ...
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Cut-off values for LD, LOD and D-prime as algorithmic input

I created an algorithm to generate SNPs for random people of different descents - based on HapMap data. While this works good, there is something else I want to take into consideration. So if a SNP ...