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Thoroughly modern meiosis

Meiotic recombination shuffles the genome, so each generation inherits a new combination of parental traits. Combining traditional and modern approaches, new work pinpoints where recombination occurs genome-wide.

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Figure 1: Detecting meiotic recombination.

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Lichten, M. Thoroughly modern meiosis. Nature 454, 421–422 (2008). https://doi.org/10.1038/454421a

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