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Cell. 2006 Jul 28;126(2):246-8.

Meiotic crossing-over: obligation and interference.

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School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK. g.h.jones@bham.ac.uk

Abstract

During meiosis, crossing-over--the exchange of genetic material between maternal and paternal chromosomes--is stringently controlled to restrict the number of crossovers per chromosome pair. In this issue of Cell, Martini et al., (2006) report that the reduction of crossover-initiating events does not result in fewer crossovers. These results have important implications for our understanding of crossover control.

PMID:
16873056
DOI:
10.1016/j.cell.2006.07.010
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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