Comparative Genomics



Recombination

The development of new varieties will remain highly dependent on methodologies derived from traditional breeding methods which are reliant on meiotic recombination. During meiotic recombination chromosomes can exchange DNA and thus transfer genetic information. Meiotic recombination generates a new combination of genes and thus results in genetic variation in the offspring. Understanding the factors that control meiotic recombination is of great significance for the improvement of crop-breeding requiring the development and application of new techniques.