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Flanking marker


An identifiable, polymorphic region of DNA (i.e., marker) located to the side of a gene (i.e., flanking), as opposed to an intragenic marker which is located within the gene itself. Flanking markers are used in linkage analysis to track the coinheritance of the gene in question.

Definition from: GeneReviewsThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. from the University of Washington and the National Center for Biotechnology Information

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

Published: February 1, 2016