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Crossing Over

Homologues And Chromatids, Mechanics Of Crossing Over, The Consequences Of Crossing Over, X-y Crossovers And Unequal Crossovers

Crossing over, or recombination, is the exchange of chromosome segments between nonsister chromatids in meiosis. Crossing over creates new combinations of genes in the gametes that are not found in either parent, contributing to genetic diversity.

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