haplotype

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haplotype

[′hap·lə‚tīp]
(genetics)
A set of alleles of closely linked loci on a chromosome that tend to be inherited together; commonly used in reference to the linked genes of the major histocompatibility complex.
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Today, Hammer and his colleagues are able to use a much larger battery of DNA markers and consequently able to develop a more fully resolved Cohen Modal Haplotype called the extended Cohen Modal Haplotype.
To the astonishment of virtually everyone except the Lemba, the Buba had the Cohen Modal Haplotype in frequencies as high as those of the Cohanim.
Our fiction editor Alan Cheuse discovered he is a carrier of the Kohen Modal Haplotype or "Kohen gene," confirming the oral tradition in his family.