Due to recombination and transposition new gene combinations may occur. Recombination involves a group of processes in which DNA strands act on each other resulting in the exchange of base pairs, segments of genes or genes. Two major groups of recombinational events can be distinguished: general recombination and site specific recombination. Transposition takes place by means of mobile genetic elements at different sites of the chromosome. Recombination is characterized by the exchange, transposition by the insertion of DNA segments.
|Translated title of the contribution||Chapters from the 'Transfer of biological information'. Chapter VIII. Recombination and transposition|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - jan. 1 1996|
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