Campbell Biology (11th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-13409-341-0
ISBN 13: 978-0-13409-341-3

Chapter 13 - 13.3 - Concept Check - Page 265: 2


Without crossing over, the two homologs would not be linked/associated, meaning that problems could result in the sorting of chromosomes to gametes which might end up with the wrong number of chromosomes.

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