How different can a pair of chromosomes be?
thegrouchybeast at hotmail.com
Tue Nov 28 10:47:53 EST 2000
"Michael L. Sullivan" wrote:
> >What degree of difference in size can be tolerated between two
> Anna, you mean during meiosis, right?
> Don't have a number, sorry, but just thinking about it, the natural example
> would be the X and Y chomosomes, which must pair up for meiosis. These two
> differ considerably in size, but still manage to pair up. Somebody else
> probably has a better answer, but that was my quick one.
Very good point! I didn't think that crossing-over occured between the
X and Y chromosomes, though, which was where my rather badly phrased
question was heading.
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