Campbell Biology (11th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-13409-341-0
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Chapter 15 - Test Your Understanding - Level 3 - Synthesis/Evaluation - Page 313: 11


These regions on the Y chromosome would allow for useful intrachromosome recombination which would provide the benefits (renewal, new combinations) which come in other cases from interchromosomal recombination.

Work Step by Step

Evolutionarily, the Y chromosome is saved by these repeated structures which allow it, despite its truncated nature, to participate in the benefits of genetic recombination during meiosis.
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