Abstract:Meiotic recombination plays a crucial role in the generation of new varieties. The effectiveness of recombination is limited by the distribution of crossover events, which in wheat and many other crops is skewed toward the distal regions of the chromosomes. Whole-genome sequencing of wheat has revealed that there are numerous important genes in the pericentromeric regions, which are inaccessible to manipulation due to the lack of crossover events. Studies in barley have shown that the distribution of recombina… Show more
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