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