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Syntenic Genes

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Synteny (syntenic, adj.) is a term used to designate the close grouping of genes on a chromosome.

From your knowledge of molecular cell biology, which statement(s) is/are most likely true regarding syntenic genes?

Select ALL that apply.

A

They only occur on the short arm of the chromosome.

B

They do not occur on the X or Y chromosomes.

C

There is a high probability that they will be inherited together.

D

They are more likely to be linked genes than genes distant from one another.

E

They are more likely to receive the same type of mutations.