# Lod

## Full definition of lod

#### Noun

#### lod

(*plural*)

**lods**- (
*statistics, initialism*) Logarithm of odds; A measure of likelihood calculated by taking the log of the ratio of the probability of a hypothesis being true given the observed data over the probablity that the hypothesis is false. **1999**,*Jurg Ott*, Analysis of Human Genetic Linkage ,*Some computer programs furnish p-values rather than maximum***lod**scores.**2004**,*T. Strachan & Andrew P. Read*, Human Molecular Genetics 3 ,*Note that only recombinantion fractions between 0 and 0.5 are meaningful, and that all***lod**scores are zero at (theta)=0.5 (because they are then measuring the ratio of two identical probabilities, and log_{10}(1)=0).**2001**,*Anatoly Ruvinsky & J. Sampson*, The Genetics of the Dog ,*Markers were analysed in decreasing order of informativeness; a marker was only added to the map when it could be localized to a unique interval with a***lod**score of >= 3.0.