- A description of a specific chromosome that uses defined mutations --specific deleted areas in the genome-- as 'biochemical signposts,' or markers for specific areas.
Definition from: Human Genome Project Information
at the U.S. Department of Energy
- The use of overlapping deletions to localize the position of an unknown gene on a chromosome or linkage map.
Definition from: Office of Rare Diseases
at the National Institutes of Health
See also Understanding Medical Terminology.