Probing meiotic recombination decisions

Dev Cell. 2008 Sep;15(3):331-2. doi: 10.1016/j.devcel.2008.08.009.


Meiotic recombination promotes genetic variation by mixing parental alleles. Two recent studies, one in this issue of Developmental Cell, have applied microarray-based methods that allow analysis of nearly all of the recombination events occurring in a single meiosis. These data provide insights into the molecular "decisions" that control the outcome of the recombination process.

Publication types

  • Comment
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • DNA, Fungal / genetics
  • Meiosis*
  • Microarray Analysis
  • Recombination, Genetic*
  • Saccharomyces cerevisiae / genetics
  • Saccharomyces cerevisiae Proteins / genetics
  • Saccharomyces cerevisiae Proteins / metabolism


  • DNA, Fungal
  • Saccharomyces cerevisiae Proteins