Question:

Does crossing over occur during the stage of meiosis called prophase 1?

Answer:

Crossing-over is another name for recombination or physical exchange of equal pieces of adjacent non-sister chromatids. When crossing-over occurs chromatids break and may be reattached to a different homologous chromosome. This does occur during Prophase 1. AnswerParty!


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meiosis
Biology
Molecular genetics
Cellular processes
Genetics
Mitosis
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Chromosomal crossover
Genetic recombination
Chromatid
Chiasma
Homologous chromosome
recombination
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