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Crossing Over

  • By: Bimal P. Chaudhari
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

Crossing over is the reciprocal exchange of segments of DNA between chromatids of homologous chromosomes. Sometimes referred to as recombination, crossing over is a characteristic of prophase in the first meiotic division. Normal crossing over is a major source of ...

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