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Crossover and Linkage

SATBIO-NTNPYL

Which of the statements below correctly describes the relationship between crossing over and linked genes?

A

Genes that are far apart on a chromosome will not assort independently.

B

The further apart two genes are on a chromosome, the smaller their crossover percentage.

C

Genes located on different chromosomes can be linked if they are inherited together.

D

The closer together two genes are on a chromosome, the larger their crossover percentage.

E

The closer together two genes are on a chromosome, the smaller their crossover percentage.