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Meiotic Recombination Pathways

  1. Douglas K Bishop

Published Online: 24 APR 2006

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0003875



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Bishop, D. K. 2006. Meiotic Recombination Pathways. eLS. .

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  1. University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 APR 2006


Reciprocal recombination between homologous chromosomes in meiosis plays a critical role in promoting accurate reductional chromosome regulation. Meiotic recombination is highly regulated to ensure that at least one reciprocal crossover event occurs between each pair of homologous chromosomes.


  • recombination;
  • meiosis;
  • synaptonemal complex