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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

A distributed system project supporting transparent access to data through a network-wide file system.
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External locus of control is expected to be associated negatively with financial knowledge and behavior, while internal locus of control is expected to have the opposite (positive) association.
Generalised expectancies for internal versus external locus of control for reinforcement.
4]: Doctors having external locus of control (Chance) exhibit higher levels of stress.
The significant relationships found in Table l show the expected relationship between job performance (PER) and Locus of Control (LOC) at a high significance level (p < 0.
Questionnaire surveys are utilized here as the research tool and identifying Rater's locus of control as well as urine test.
Locus of Control (LOCP): Locus of Control scale by Rao (1985), consisting of 20 paired statements (inventory) has been selected and revised according to the nature of the present study with 10 inventories were used.
The full name Rotter gave the concept was Locus of Control of Reinforcement.
We first study the effect of psychological factors, namely, entrepreneurial orientation and locus of control, and their presence and interaction within the Lebanese entrepreneur's personality.
The following research question was posed for this study: (1) Do gender, age, race, level of education, current GPA, Internal Health Locus of Control (IHLC), Powerful Other Health Locus of Control (PHLC), and Chance Health Locus of Control (CHLC) predict attitudes of college students towards AIDS?
A weighted composite--primarily composed of the three factors of conscientiousness, locus of control and impulsivity--resulted in four possible categories.
This is especially true of students with a strong external locus of control who simply surrender to the idea that the ability to perform any number of law enforcement functions, such as high-speed driving, defensive tactics, and report writing, is innate and, therefore, not subject to change.
Locus of control is viewed as a three-dimensional construct consisting of internal, others, and luck (Levenson, 1973).