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Gene conversion

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A nonreciprocal gene transfer in which an allele converts the other allele into the same form as its self, hence, resulting in inheritance pattern that does not follow Mendelian rule.


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For instance, a cross between genotypes AA and aa would result in offspring with genotypes Aa. However, gene conversion makes possible to produce offspring containing AA or aa genotypes, thus,a a clear manifestation of non-Mendelian pattern of inheritance. It happens when an allele converts another allele (within or between chromosomes) during meiosis that is similar in DNA sequences as its own.


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