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How often do chromosomal rearrangements occur?


I am interested about these kind of chromosomal rearrangements that are passed on to the descendants, i.e. germ line chromosomal rearrangements. The value I am looking for is similar to the mutation rate but only take into account major mutations such as chromosomal rearrangements.

Supposing there might have some important variance in this rate among species, then I am interested in eukaryotes and particularly in plants. If needed, the answer can be split into the different types of chromosomal rearrangements (robertsonian translocation, other translocations, inversions, ...)

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    $\begingroup$ You can have a look at these papers: 1, 2. Gotta go now. will post an answer when I get time. $\endgroup$ – WYSIWYG Sep 26 '14 at 14:46
  • $\begingroup$ Just to clarify; you are asking only about larger chromosomal rearrangements (as in translocations, inversions, deletions etc), and not the frequency of also "normal" chromosome crossovers between homologous chronosomes? $\endgroup$ – fileunderwater Sep 26 '14 at 17:50
  • $\begingroup$ Yes, indeed, I am interested in major chromosomal rearrangements and not about normal standard cross-overs. $\endgroup$ – Remi.b Sep 26 '14 at 18:25
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    $\begingroup$ @WYSIWYG must be really busy... $\endgroup$ – RenaissanceProgrammer Aug 18 '17 at 21:32
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    $\begingroup$ @RenaissanceProgrammer I was free for quite some time between Sep 2014 and now but nobody reminded me then. I am busy again now :/ $\endgroup$ – WYSIWYG Aug 19 '17 at 6:56

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