In response to a conflict between two mapping studies in the predicted orientation of the allele map with respect to the centromere, Fincham proposed that recombination events at the Neurospora am locus rarely have an associated crossover. Fincham considered that the elevated levels of crossing over between flanking markers in am recombinants resulted from negative interference, an increased probability of a nearby second event, and on this basis predicted a clustering of crossing over near am in these recombinants. In this article we reevaluate the data from three mapping studies of the am locus and report molecular evidence that shows crossovers to be clustered immediately proximal to am in am recombinants.
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jul 1999|