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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Biodiversity
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9780123847195
ISBN (Print)9780123847201
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2013

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© 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.


  • Chiasma
  • Crossing-over
  • DNA repair
  • Double-strand break
  • Gene conversion
  • Interference
  • Mapping function
  • Mei-mutant
  • Meiosis
  • Recombination modifier loci
  • Synaptonemal complex (SC)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences
  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology


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