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Descriptor English: Crossing Over, Genetic
Descriptor Spanish: Intercambio Genético
Descriptor Portuguese: Troca Genética
Descriptor French: Crossing-over
Entry term(s): Crossing Over
Crossing Overs
Crossing-Over, Genetic
Genetic Crossing Over
Genetic Crossing-Over
Tree number(s): G05.728.615.200
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D003434
Scope note: The reciprocal exchange of segments at corresponding positions along pairs of homologous CHROMOSOMES by symmetrical breakage and crosswise rejoining forming cross-over sites (HOLLIDAY JUNCTIONS) that are resolved during CHROMOSOME SEGREGATION. Crossing-over typically occurs during MEIOSIS but it may also occur in the absence of meiosis, for example, with bacterial chromosomes, organelle chromosomes, or somatic cell nuclear chromosomes.
Annotation: do not confuse with CROSSES, GENETIC, the result of breeding 2 varieties of the same species
Allowable Qualifiers: DE drug effects
ES ethics
GE genetics
IM immunology
PH physiology
RE radiation effects
Previous Indexing: Cytogenetics (1967)
Genetics (1966-1967)
Public MeSH Note: 2005; see CROSSING OVER (GENETICS) 1968-2004
History Note: 2005(1968)
Entry Version: CROSSING OVER GENET
Related: Chromosome Pairing MeSH
Pachytene Stage MeSH
Sister Chromatid Exchange MeSH
DeCS ID: 3451
Unique ID: D003434
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Date Established: 1968/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2016/06/17
Crossing Over, Genetic - Preferred
Concept UI M0005351
Scope note The reciprocal exchange of segments at corresponding positions along pairs of homologous CHROMOSOMES by symmetrical breakage and crosswise rejoining forming cross-over sites (HOLLIDAY JUNCTIONS) that are resolved during CHROMOSOME SEGREGATION. Crossing-over typically occurs during MEIOSIS but it may also occur in the absence of meiosis, for example, with bacterial chromosomes, organelle chromosomes, or somatic cell nuclear chromosomes.
Preferred term Crossing Over, Genetic
Entry term(s) Crossing Over
Crossing Overs
Crossing-Over, Genetic
Genetic Crossing Over
Genetic Crossing-Over



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