BTW, "Locus" is not strictly a biological word, and only recently "became" a word to mean a location of a chromosome. It's a Latin word, which means "locality". This is the actual meaning of locus, from Webster's... LOCUS 1.A locality; a place. 2.A center or focus of great activity or intense concentration: the cunning exploitation of loci of power; the insulation from normal American society (Clifton Fadiman). 3.Mathematics. The set or configuration of all points whose coordinates satisfy a single equation or one or more algebraic conditions. 4.The position that a given gene occupies on a chromosome.