Meiotic recombination

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Crossover recombination is essential for homolog segregation during meiosis. In contrast to spontaneous mitotic recombination, meiotic recombination is intrinsic being initiated by the programmed formation of DNA double-strand-breaks. In addition, the tendencies of the core recombination machinery to utilize a sister-chromatid template and to produce a noncrossover outcome are counteracted by meiosis-specific factors, which ultimately ensure the formation of at least one crossover per homolog.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTopics in Current Genetics
Number of pages25
StatePublished - 2007

Publication series

NameTopics in Current Genetics
ISSN (Print)16102096
ISSN (Electronic)16106970

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics
  • Cell Biology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Developmental Biology


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