##### Asked by: Bethsabe Mañes

asked in category: General Last Updated: 1st April, 2020# What is loci and locus?

**locus**(plural

**loci**) is a specific, fixed position on a chromosome where a particular gene or genetic marker is located. Genes may possess multiple variants known as alleles, and an allele may also be said to reside at a particular

**locus**.

Also to know is, what do you mean by Locus?

In geometry, a **locus** (plural: **loci**) (Latin word for "place", "location") is a set of all points (commonly, a line, a line segment, a curve or a surface), whose location satisfies or is determined by one or more specified conditions.

Additionally, what is loci and construction? **Loci and constructions** – WJEC. **Loci** are used to identify areas that satisfy criteria such as a given distance from a point or halfway between two lines.

Hereof, what is the locus in maths?

A **locus** is a set of points satisfying a certain condition. For example, the **locus** of points that are 1cm from the origin is a circle of radius 1cm centred on the origin, since all points on this circle are 1cm from the origin. Questions on **loci** (which is the plural of **locus**) often don't use the term.

What is Locus used for?

Word usage We can say "the **locus** of all points on a plane at distance R from a center point is a circle of radius R". In other words, we tend to **use** the word **locus** to mean the shape formed by a set of points.