Definitions for "Lod score"
Keywords:  loci, linkage, logarithm, pedigree, odd
Logarithm of the odds favoring linkage obtained from the statistical analysis of linkage. The lod score (Z) of +3 is considered evidence for linkage.
A statistical measure of linkage determined by pedigree analysis.
A measure of the likelihood of two markers being linked. It is calculated as the log of an odds ratio, so higher values indicate stronger linkage.