Genome wide analysis of meiotic recombination in yeast: For a few SNPs more.
IUBMB Life. 2018 Jun 22;:
Authors: Chakraborty P, Pankajam AV, Dutta A, Nishant KT
Diploid organisms undergo meiosis to produce haploid germ cells. Crossover events during meiosis promote genetic diversity and facilitate accurate chromosome segregation. The baker’s yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae is extensively used as a model for analysis of meiotic recombination. Conventional methods for measuring recombination events in S. cerevisiae have been limited by the number and density of genetic markers. Next generation sequencing (NGS)-based analysis of hybrid yeast genomes bearing thousands of heterozygous single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) markers has revolutionized analysis of meiotic recombination. By facilitating analysis of marker segregation in the whole genome with unprecedented resolution, this method has resulted in the generation of high-resolution recombination maps in wild-type and meiotic mutants. These studies have provided novel insights into the mechanism of meiotic recombination. In this review, we discuss the methodology, challenges, insights and future prospects of using NGS-based methods for whole genome analysis of meiotic recombination. The objective is to facilitate the use of these high through-put sequencing methods for the analysis of meiotic recombination given their power to provide significant new insights into the process. © 2018 The Authors. IUBMB Life published by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. on behalf of International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 2018.
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