Meiotic alterations in CAG repeat tracts

Jill Kuglin Schweitzer, Shanda S. Reinke, Dennis M. Livingston

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Abstract

We have investigated meiotic changes in CAG repeat tracts embedded in a yeast chromosome. Repeat tracts undergo either conversion events between homologs or expansion and contraction events that appear to be confined to a single chromatid. We did not find evidence for conversion of tract interruptions or excess exchange of flanking markers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1861-1865
Number of pages5
JournalGenetics
Volume159
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2001

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Schweitzer, J. K., Reinke, S. S., & Livingston, D. M. (2001). Meiotic alterations in CAG repeat tracts. Genetics, 159(4), 1861-1865.