Incorrect use of the term synteny

  title={Incorrect use of the term synteny},
  author={Eberhard Passarge and Bernhard Horsthemke and Rosann A. Farber},
  journal={Nature Genetics},
nature genetics • volume 23 • december 1999 387 The term ‘synteny’ (or syntenic) refers to gene loci on the same chromosome regardless of whether or not they are genetically linked by classic linkage analysis1. This term was introduced in 1971 by John H. Renwick, of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, at the 4th Internal Congress of Human Genetics in Paris with one of us (E.P.) in attendance. The need for such a term was suggested to J.H. Renwick by E.A. Murphy, of Johns Hopkins… 
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