Problem: What is the most significant role of homologous recombination in eukaryotes that is not found in prokaryotes?A. exchange of genetic information between homologous chromosomesB. generation of heteroduplex DNAC. gene conversionD. DNA repair

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Prokaryotes are believed to have only one chromosome per cell. This basically means that these organisms do not have secondary copies of genes whose collective could serve as homologous chromosomes. And since they do not have such chromosomes, these organisms miss a number of features due to the function of these homologous chromosomes.

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What is the most significant role of homologous recombination in eukaryotes that is not found in prokaryotes?

A. exchange of genetic information between homologous chromosomes

B. generation of heteroduplex DNA

C. gene conversion

D. DNA repair

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