Q.8. Two heterozygous parents are crossed. If the two loci are linked what would be the distribution of phenotypic features in generation for a dihybrid cross?
Linkage is defined as the coexistence of two or more genes in the same chromosome. If the genes are situated on the same chromosome and lie close to each other, then they are inherited together and are said to be linked genes. For example, a cross between yellow body and white eyes and wild type parent in a Drosophila will produce wild type and yellow white progenies. It is because yellow bodied and white-eyed genes are linked. Therefore, they are inherited together in progenies.