MGA2-06-13
Double-crossover in a trihybrid cross

    A double-crossover reverses the phase of the middle locus with respect to the flanking loci, but leaves the phase of the outside loci unchanged. Here, the parental strands (on the top and bottom) are v p+ b+ and v+ p b respectively. So,  p is trans to the v locus on the left, and cis to the b locus on the right. The phase relationships of the p locus are reversed by the double cross-over between the two middle chromatids, while the phase relationship of the outside loci remains trans.


Figure 2002 by Griffiths et al.; all text material 2013 by Steven M. Carr