The protein encoded by this gene is essential for meiotic homologous recombination. Genetic recombination in meiosis plays an important role in generating diversity of genetic information. The product of this gene is structurally and evolutionary related to the products of the yeast RAD51 and E. coli RecA genes. Alternative splice variants of this gene have been described but their full-length nature has not been determined.
DMC1; DMC1 dosage suppressor of mck1 homolog, meiosis-specific homologous recombination (yeast); DMC1 (dosage suppressor of mck1, yeast homolog) meiosis specific homologous recombination; meiotic recombination protein DMC1/LIM15 homolog; LIM15; disrupted meiotic cDNA 1 homolog; dJ199H16.1; DMC 1; DMC1 dosage suppressor of mck1 homolog; DMC1 dosage suppressor of mck1 homolog meiosis specific homologous recombination (yeast); DMC1 homologue; DMC1H; HsLim15; MGC150472; MGC150473; disrupted meiotic cDNA1, yeast, homolog of; DMC1H, LIM15, HsLim15, dJ199H16.1; DNA meiotic recombinase 1; zgc:136628; RecA homolog Dmc1; disrupted meiotic cDNA 1; DMC1 dosage suppressor of mck1 homolog, meiosis-specific homologous recombination