Definitions for "GENE CONVERSION"
A non-reciprocal recombination process that results in an alteration of the sequence of a gene to that of its homologue.
The non-reciprocal exchange of sequence.
An genetic event that produces abnormal segregations by non-reciprocal recombination. Gene conversion has been extensively studied in ascomycetes, where it occurs following meiosis as the result of the formation of a mismatched base pair and subseque nt repair by the mismatch repair system.