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Crossing Over, Genetic

"Crossing Over, Genetic" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

The reciprocal exchange of segments at corresponding positions along pairs of homologous CHROMOSOMES by symmetrical breakage and crosswise rejoining forming cross-over sites (HOLLIDAY JUNCTIONS) that are resolved during CHROMOSOME SEGREGATION. Crossing-over typically occurs during MEIOSIS but it may also occur in the absence of meiosis, for example, with bacterial chromosomes, organelle chromosomes, or somatic cell nuclear chromosomes.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Crossing Over, Genetic" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Crossing Over, Genetic" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 59 publications over 26 distinct years, with a maximum of 6 publications in 1992
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