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crossing over

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Definition of crossing over in English:

noun

[mass noun] Genetics
The exchange of genes between homologous chromosomes, resulting in a mixture of parental characteristics in offspring.
Example sentences
  • Both predictions can be tested by examining patterns of gene conversion and crossing over in appropriately marked strains.
  • Using these data, we investigate several alternative models of how gene conversion and crossing over may be associated.
  • Recently, theoretical models have been developed that incorporate both crossing over and gene conversion.

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