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Double recombinants in mitosis


A mathematical model for the random process of repeated cell division and recombination in two nonoverlapping genetic intervals is formulated and investigated. From this model, a test for statistical independence of recombination in the two intervals and a method of estimating the rate of double recombination are developed. Crossing over in both intervals, crossing over in one and gene conversion in the other, and gene conversion in both are treated. For markers on the same chromosome, all possible arrangements of the loci relative to the centromere are considered.

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Nagylaki, T. Double recombinants in mitosis. J. Math. Biology 19, 13–42 (1984).

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Key words

  • Mitotic recombination
  • gene conversion
  • fungi
  • yeast