crossing-over (crossing over)
Glossary of "Plant Biology (1st ed.)" by Graham et al. (2003)
- The exchange of corresponding segments of chromatids of homologous chromosomes during meiosis that results in new gene combinations.
Glossary of "Life (9th ed.)" by Sadava et al. (2011)
- The mechanism by which linked genes undergo recombination. In general, the term refers to the reciprocal exchange of corresponding segments between two homologous chromatids.
- Graham, L. E., Graham, J. M. & Wilcox, L. W. 2003. Plant Biology. -xxxv + 497 pp. Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River.
- Sadava, D., Hillis, D. M., Heller, H. C. & Berenbaum, M. R. 2011. Life: The Science of Biology, 9th ed. -xliv + 1266 pp. Sinauer Associates, Inc., Sunderland.