logarithm of the odds score

logarithm of the odds score

[¦läg·ə‚rith·əm əvthē ′ädz ‚skȯr]
(genetics)
A measure of the likelihood that genes are linked, expressed as the logarithm of the odds that an observed data set from the families is due to linkage at a specific map distance rather than to independent assortment on nonlinked genes. Abbreviated LOD score.
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Highly significant linkage is observed in the region of the MHC ([linkage analysis] logarithm of the odds score 11.