reciprocal recombination

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In the gametes of dihybrids, the production of new linkage arrangements that are different from those of the maternal and paternal homologs. For example, if the nonallelic mutants a and b were present in the coupling configuration AB/ab, crossovers would generate the reciprocal recombinant gametes Ab and aB in equal numbers.

Subjects: Genetics and Genomics.

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