reciprocal meiotic recombination

id: GO:0007131
name: reciprocal meiotic recombination
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: The cell cycle process in which double strand breaks are formed and repaired through a double Holliday junction intermediate. This results in the equal exchange of genetic material between non-sister chromatids in a pair of homologous chromosomes. These reciprocal recombinant products ensure the proper segregation of homologous chromosomes during meiosis I and create genetic diversity.

Parent Functions

GO:0022402cell cycle process
GO:0035825reciprocal DNA recombination