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female recombination

Postby eroach » Thu Jul 13, 2006 5:28 pm

I read that recombination occurs more often in females. Does anyone know why this is?
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Postby herb386 » Thu Jul 13, 2006 6:35 pm

It's different for each species but in general males have less recombination (almost none in drosophila). The article below explains a theory that the sex in which the gametes are subjected to the most selection will have lower recombination rates to prevent the separation of good genes. This is generally males as sperm are subject to much more selection than eggs. The article gives an example where ovules have more selection and in this species the males have more recombination.

http://biology.plosjournals.org/perlser ... io.0030099
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Postby saadia » Sat Jul 29, 2006 11:39 am

what is recombination?
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Postby MrMistery » Sat Jul 29, 2006 8:18 pm

exactly what it means. Recombination is defined as the combination of different genes. Check out our dictionary and tutorials.They will help.
http://www.wikipedia.org might be a good site to check out to begin with
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