What is linkage disequilibrium in genetics? How is it different from linkage?
What do you mean by "state" of the marker?It is linkage disequilibrium (LD), because you can predict the state of one marker if you know the state of the marker next to it (the markers that are used are SNPs). If something is in equilibrium, the distribution would be random.
Yes, that is correct.Thanks Monique! I think I get it now,more or less. I guess it would be correct to say that studying linkage can help us find the locus related to a given phenotype while LD helps us establish the gene or even a gene variant, in case of a mutation(?)