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Gene Conversion

  1. Matthew E Hurles

Published Online: 26 FEB 2003

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0000816

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How to Cite

Hurles, M. E. 2003. Gene Conversion. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, Cambridge, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 FEB 2003

Abstract

Gene conversion is the nonreciprocal transfer of information between homologous sequences and is closely associated with meiotic recombination and the mismatch repair of DNA heteroduplex.

Keywords:

  • heteroduplex;
  • tetrad analysis;
  • concerted evolution;
  • homologous recombination