The notion of "recombination" includes a range of genetic phenomena. Their common dominator is reassociation of pieces of genetic information resulting in new combinations that differ from the parental ones. Systematic recombination studies initiated by T. Morgan developed into one of the most fruitful branches of genetics. The achieved understanding of recombination is a product of combined efforts of cytogenetics, molecular biology, biochemistry, population genetics, and evolutionary biology. The importance of recombination determining the balance between stability and flexibility of genetic organization and the interplay between heredity and environment justifies the interest in this process within the "biodiversity" paradigm.
|Title of host publication||Encyclopedia of Biodiversity|
|Subtitle of host publication||Second Edition|
|Number of pages||17|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 2013|
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- DNA repair
- Double-strand break
- Gene conversion
- Mapping function
- Recombination modifier loci
- Synaptonemal complex (SC)
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Agricultural and Biological Sciences (all)
- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (all)