The role of HEI10 in crossover interference

Coauthors Chris Morgan and John Fozard from the John Innes Centre join me to talk about their recent paper.

Using a combination of high-tech microscopy and mathematical modelling they have shown that relatively simple behaviour of a single protein plays a key role in how how parental DNA combines during the production of sex cells.

Working with Arabidopsis thaliana, John and Chris have developed a model for determining crossover patterning that could be operating during meiosis right across the tree of life.

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