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The difference in structure 39 THE THALASSEMIAS between hemoglobin Lepore (Washington) and Lepore o i i a n d i a ) depends, therefore, in the site of the unequal crossing over. Frequent crossing over does occur in areas of chromosome duplication as at the Bar locus in Drosophila melanogaster. - and S-loci may increase the chances of nonhomologous crossing over. A similar situation has been observed in the human haptoglobin loci, unequal crossing over probably being responsible for the unequal length of the a-chains of human haptoglobin (Smithies, Connell and Dixon, 1962).
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Progress in Medical Genetics. Volume 5 by Arthur G. Steinberg and Alexander G. Bearn (Eds.)