Campbell Biology (10th Edition)

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Chapter 21 - Test Your Understanding - Level 3 - Synthesis/Evaluation: 6

Answer

These groupings are likely structured in such a way on a DNA strand as to encourage them to remain whole during recombination.

Work Step by Step

These sequences tend to be inherited together and are all adjacent on the chromosome. There are variable explanations for this observation, but the most likely (due to these sequences being chained together) is that they are coded so as to be moved wholesale.
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