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gene conversion

Line breaks: gene con|ver¦sion

Definition of gene conversion in English:

noun

[mass noun]
The process whereby, during meiosis, one allele in a heterozygote is converted to the other by a process of mismatch repair.
Example sentences
  • 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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