meiotic gene conversion

id: GO:0006311
name: meiotic gene conversion
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: The cell cycle process in which genetic information is transferred from one helix to another. It often occurs in association with general genetic recombination events, and is believed to be a straightforward consequence of the mechanisms of general recombination and DNA repair. For example, meiosis might yield three copies of the maternal version of an allele and only one copy of the paternal allele, indicating that one of the two copies of the paternal allele has been changed to a copy of the maternal allele.

Parent Functions

GO:0022402cell cycle process
GO:0035822gene conversion