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Postby Edher » Fri Mar 11, 2005 8:42 pm

Saludos,

Does crossing over always occur to a pair of nonsister chromatids of a homologous pair of chromosomes (tetrad) in the prophase of meiosis I? In other words, does crossing over always occur when a homologous pair gather during prophase of meiosis 1 or could they simply go on with meiosis without having to exchange sections of chromatids inbetween nonsister chromatids?

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Postby Poison » Sat Mar 12, 2005 5:18 pm

As much as I know, as long as tetrad formation occurs, (it always occurs in meiosis) going on meiosis without exchanging sections doesn't seem likely to happen.
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Postby lohita » Sat Mar 26, 2005 9:32 pm

crossing over occurs during miosis in metaphase when chromosomes line up in the equitorial area.
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Postby Edher » Sun Mar 27, 2005 7:05 am

lohita wrote:crossing over occurs during miosis in metaphase when chromosomes line up in the equitorial area.


Saludos Lohita,

Actually, crossing over occurs during Prophase I of Meiosis when tetrads are form by pairing up homologues. Furthermore, I don't believe that was the original question.

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Postby MrMistery » Sun Mar 27, 2005 7:00 pm

What about the XY pair? I heard that crossing-over happens there, but it's really rare. However, i am not sure. Anybody got any info on that one?
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Postby Edher » Sun Mar 27, 2005 10:18 pm

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Postby biostudent84 » Sun Mar 27, 2005 10:28 pm

Crossing over occurs during Meosis I. During this time, the cells still are Diploids.
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Postby Edher » Mon Mar 28, 2005 2:53 am

You're right, I forgot about Meiosis I. Let me correct it.

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Postby Diana R » Mon Apr 04, 2005 11:01 am

Maybe you can help me with this problem:

You discover a Drosophila male that is heterozygous for a reciprocal translocation between chromosomes 2 and 3. Each chromosomal breakpoint is near the centromere, which is near the center of each of these metacentric chromosomes.
Draw a diagram showing how these chromosomes would synapse at meiosis.


I can not clearly imagine what is going on with crossover in this case.
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Postby bellyjelly » Tue Jul 12, 2011 7:46 am

Can anybody explain me crossing over? and what do you mean Meiosis?
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Postby JackBean » Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:06 am

Meiosis is kind of cell division called also reducing cell division because chromosome number is halved (from diploid to monoploid)
http://www.biolib.cz/en/main/

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Re: Crossing Over

Postby LadyAmalara » Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:43 am

I have a prof that says that crossing over in meiosis happens during metaphase 1. I asked her about this, pointing out the evidence that I had that said that crossing over happens during prophase 1. She says that the line between prophase and metaphase are obscure and that the actual event happens during metaphase. What does anyone have to say about this?
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