Recombination and meiosis : crossing-over and disjunction /

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Imprint:Berlin ; New York : Springer, c2008.
Description:1 online resource (xiv, 365 p.) : ill.
Series:Genome dynamics and stability, 1861-3373 ; 2
Genome Dynamics and Stability ; 2.
Subject:Genetic recombination.
Grossing over (Genetics)
Recombination, Genetic.
Natural history.
Genetic recombination.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
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Other authors / contributors:Egel, Richard, 1942-
Lankenau, Dirk-Henner.
9783540753711 (alk. paper)
3540753710 (alk. paper)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summary:"Once per life cycle, mitotic nuclear divisions are replaced by meiosis I and II - reducing chromosome number from the diploid level to a haploid genome, reshuffling the homologous chromosomes by their centromeres, and recombining chromosome arms by crossing-over. In animals, including humans, all this happens during the germ cell formation of eggs and sperm. Due to the reign of meiosis, no child is a true genetic copy of either parent. Questions still open primarily concern the placement of and mutual coordination between neighboring crossover events. The current book addresses these processes and mechanisms in multicellular eukaryotes, such as Drosophila, Anibidopsis, mice and humans. The pioneering model systems of yeasts, as well as evolutionary aspects, will be addressed in a forthcoming volume."--Jacket.
Other form:Print version: Recombination and meiosis. Berlin ; New York : Springer, c2008 9783540753711 3540753710