illegitimate recombination

illegitimate recombination

RECOMBINATION occurring between DNA sequences with little or no HOMOLOGY.
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Adenovirus serotype evolution is driven by illegitimate recombination in the hypervariable regions of the hexon protein.
In one embodiment of the invention, expression of an endogenous gene is activated or increased following integration into the cell, by non-homologous or illegitimate recombination, of a regulatory sequence that activates expression of the gene.