What Do You Mean by Recombination?

Recombination is the process by which a stretch of DNA recombines to form new allelic combinations. Recombination occurs during gamete formation at the time of meiosis. It is responsible for genetic variation in different organisms of the same species. Crossing over between homologous chromosomes (one each from mother and father) results in recombination. Crossing over occurs at the pachytene stage of prophase I. Enzyme recombinase is involved in the crossing over process.

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