2
$\begingroup$

What is the difference between interchromosomic and intrachromosomic recombinations?

I did a research about them and saw some videos (e.g. this and this) with animations on YouTube. But I'm still lost between them and can't differentiate between these two expressions.

$\endgroup$
2
  • 1
    $\begingroup$ Welcome to Biology.SE. It always help to show what you found. Linking to the youtube videos you've watched would be could. $\endgroup$ – Remi.b Aug 2 '16 at 15:39
  • $\begingroup$ The link should be added in the question (using the 'edit' button) not in a comment and especially not as an answer. I edited your post to add the link. You can now delete your comment and your answer. $\endgroup$ – Remi.b Aug 2 '16 at 15:50
1
$\begingroup$

The prefix inter- means "between two or more", and the prefix intra- means "within one".

So interchromosomal recombination means recombination between two different chromosomes (for example, it normally and often occurs between each homologous paternal and maternal chromosome pair during the Prophase I stage of meiosis).

Intrachromosomal recombination would mean recombination within a single chromosome.

$\endgroup$
1
  • $\begingroup$ Thnx alot beautiful explanation $\endgroup$ – user25472 Aug 2 '16 at 19:04

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.