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Intragenic marker


An identifiable, polymorphic region of DNA (i.e., marker) located within a gene (i.e., intragenic), as opposed to a flanking marker, which is located on either side of a gene. Intragenic 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 8, 2016