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locus

1. (in many legal phrases) a place or area, esp the place where something occurred
2. Maths a set of points whose location satisfies or is determined by one or more specified conditions
3. Genetics the position of a particular gene on a chromosome

Locus

 

a linear section of a chromosome occupied by a gene.

Using genetic and cytological methods, it is possible to determine the location of a gene, that is, to find which chromosome contains the given gene and its locus, or position in relation to other genes on the same chromosome. It has been demonstrated in some microorganisms that genes that control a particular sequence of biochemical reactions are found in neighboring loci, which are arranged in the same order as the order in which the reactions occur. This has not been established for higher organisms. The term “locus” is sometimes used in the literature as a synonym for the terms “gene” and “cistron.”

locus

[′lō·kəs]
(genetics)
The fixed position of a gene in a chromosome, occupied by allele.
(mathematics)
A collection of points in a Euclidean space whose coordinates satisfy one or more algebraic conditions.

Locus

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For the evaluation of the locus of control, the Italian version by Kirby and Grimley (1989) of the Nowicki-Strickland Locus of Control Scale for Children (Nowicki-Strickland Scale--NSS) (1973) was used.
Significant differences were only found in doctor locus of control between the three groups of shared decision-making -active, collaborative and-passive(F(2,455) = 4.
Unlike Model 1, locus of control and family connectedness were both significantly related to NSSI current engagement.
Locus of control has been found to influence education and labor market outcomes.
The Multidimensional Health Locus of Control (MHLC)10 scale originally contained three subscales describing various types of control-related cognitions an individual may have about his or her current state of health:
The influence of health locus of control on the patient-provider relationship.
Despite these limitations, this research contributes to current literature by testing how micro-entrepreneurs risk taking behaviour, locus of control, perceived barrier and self efficacy predict intrinsic entrepreneurial success.
The available indigenous research work have explored different psychological issues of breast cancer population but none of these had explored emotional intelligence and health locus of control constructs among this population.
Roles Of Internal Locus Of Control And Self-Efficacy On Managing Job Stressors And Ryff 's Sic Scales Of Psychological Well- Being.
Development and validation of the alcohol-related God Locus of Control Scale for Adolescents (AGLOC-A)", Cognitive Therapy and Research, Vol.
On the other hand an external locus of control means one has no control over achievements.
In this book, author Stephen Nowicki presents readers with an in-depth examination of locus of control as an evolving concept, and its impact in a variety of contexts.