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If there is linkage between two genes, then which of the following laws of mendel are not followed?
  1. Law of recessiveness
  2. Law of dominance
  3. Law of segregation
  4. Law of independent assortment


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The correct option is D Law of independent assortment
Linkage refers to the property of linked genes to be inherited together and not assort independently.
Linked genes are genes which are located on the same chromosome which cannot assort independently, and tend to be inherited together. The phenomenon of linkage rules out Mendel's law of independent assortment.

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