Analysis of meiotic recombination events near a recombination hotspot in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Michael A. White, Thomas D. Petes

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Abstract

The region of yeast chromosome III between the HIS4 and LEU2 genes has an unusually high frequency of meiotic recombination. In order to determine the pattern of cross-over and gene conversion events, we constructed a strain with a number of heterozygous markers in this 25-kb interval. We found that very high levels of reombination are localized to regions of DNA near HIS4. In addition, analysis of the patterns of co-conversion of adjacent markers suggests that there is more than one initiation site contributing to recombination of HIS4.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)21-30
Number of pages10
JournalCurrent Genetics
Volume26
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1994

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Genetic Recombination
Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Yeasts
Gene Conversion
Chromosomes
DNA
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Keywords

  • Cross-over
  • Gene conversion
  • Recombination
  • Yeast

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  • Genetics

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Analysis of meiotic recombination events near a recombination hotspot in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. / White, Michael A.; Petes, Thomas D.

In: Current Genetics, Vol. 26, No. 1, 07.1994, p. 21-30.

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