Transvection and other homology effects

Curr Opin Genet Dev. 1999 Apr;9(2):237-46. doi: 10.1016/S0959-437X(99)80035-5.


The presence of homologous nucleic acid sequences can exert profound effects on chromosomal and gene function in a wide range of organisms. These homology effects reveal remarkable forms of regulation as well as suggest possible avenues for the development of new technologies.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • DNA Methylation
  • Neurospora / genetics
  • Point Mutation
  • RNA Processing, Post-Transcriptional
  • Sequence Homology, Nucleic Acid*
  • Transcription, Genetic