recombinationmedical dictionary

<molecular biology> The creation, by a process of intermolecular exchange, of chromosomes combining genetic information from different sources, typically two genomes of a given species. Site specific, homologous, transpositional and nonhomologous illegitimate) types of recombination are known. 1st ed

This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology

(11 Mar 2008)