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Definition of gene conversion in English:
The process whereby, during meiosis, one allele in a heterozygote is converted to the other by a process of mismatch repair.
- Homology of nuclear regions may be confused by recombinant processes such as gene conversion.
- Extensive genetic analysis showed only gene conversion events without crossing over.
- Genetic flux due to gene conversion will homogenize regions across the inverted segment, but the size of the region affected will be small.
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