In genetics, linked genes are likely to be passed down together as they are located near each other on the same chromosome. In cell division, the recombination of linked genes happens in chromosomal crossovers.
Which of the following statements is TRUE of linkage?
A. All of the traits that Mendel studied - seed color, pod shape, flower color, and others - are due to genes linked on the same chromosome.
B. Crossing over has a low chance of separating genes that are located very close together on the same chromosome.
C. The farther two genes are apart on a chromosome, the lower the probability that a crossover will occur between them.
D. Linked genes are found on different chromosomes.
E. The observed frequency of recombination of two genes that are far apart from each other has a maximum value of 100%.
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