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Crossover control in two steps

During meiotic cell division, chromosome pairs exchange genetic material in a tightly controlled crossover process. Higher-order chromosome structure may regulate this genetic reshuffling at two distinct stages of meiosis.

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Figure 1: Crossover formation and control.

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Tzur, Y., Colaiácovo, M. Crossover control in two steps. Nature 462, 46–47 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1038/462046a

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