Samiksha Jaiswal (Editor)

Somatic recombination

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Reddit

Somatic recombination, as opposed to the genetic recombination that occurs in meiosis, is an alteration of the DNA of a somatic cell that is inherited by its daughter cells. The term is usually reserved for large-scale alterations of DNA such as chromosomal translocations and deletions and not applied to point mutations. Somatic recombination occurs physiologically in the assembly of the B cell receptor and T-cell receptor genes (V(D)J recombination), as well as in the class switching of immunoglobulins. Somatic recombination is also important in the process of carcinogenesis.

References

Somatic recombination Wikipedia


Similar Topics
The Perfect Weapon
Gone with the Woman
Aziz Abdul Naji
Topics
 
B
i
Link
H2
L