Meiotic recombination and chromosome segregation in Schizosaccharomyces pombe.

  title={Meiotic recombination and chromosome segregation in Schizosaccharomyces pombe.},
  author={Luther Davis and Gerald R Smith},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  volume={98 15},
In most organisms homologous recombination is vital for the proper segregation of chromosomes during meiosis, the formation of haploid sex cells from diploid precursors. This review compares meiotic recombination and chromosome segregation in the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe and the distantly related budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae, two especially tractable microorganisms. Certain features, such as the occurrence of DNA breaks associated with recombination, appear similar… CONTINUE READING
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