Chapter 3 - Recombination The independent assortment of...

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Recombination The independent assortment of genes at meiosis is one of the main ways by which an  organism produces new combination of alleles.   Recombination – the production of new allele combinations.   General agreement: reason that organisms produce new combinations of alleles is to  provide variation as the raw material for natural selection. Is useful for analyzing inheritance patterns of multigene genotypes.   Meiotic recombination is defined as any meiotic process that generates a haploid  product with new combinations of the alleles carried by the haploid genotypes that unite  to form the meiocyte.   We detect recombination by comparing the inputs into meiosis with and the outputs.   o The inputs are 2 haploid genotypes that combine to form the meiocyte, the  diploid cell that undergoes meiosis.   o Human inputs are: parental egg and sperm.  
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