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Inheritance of Two Genes

The term "linkage" was coined by


The term linkage was coined by T.H. Morgan

Morgan carried out several dihybrid crosses in Drosophila to study genes that were sex-linked. Morgan attributed this due to the physical association or linkage of the two genes and coined the term linkage to describe this physical association of genes on a chromosome.

Chromosomal theory of inheritance given by W. Sutton and T. Boveri

G. Mendel is known as the father of Genetics.

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