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Candida albicans, the most common fungal pathogen, is a diploid with a genome that is rich in repeats and has high levels of heterozygosity. To study the role of different recombination pathways on direct-repeat recombination, we replaced either allele of the RAD52 gene (Chr6) with the URA-blaster cassette (hisG-URA3-hisG), measured rates of URA3 loss as resistance to 5-fluoroorotic acid (5FOAR) and used CHEF Southern hybridization and SNP-RFLP analysis to identify recombination mechanisms and their frequency in wildtype and recombination mutants. FOAR rates varied little across different strain backgrounds. In contrast, the type and frequency of mechanisms underlying direct repeat recombination varied greatly. For example, wildtype, rad59 and lig4 strains all displayed a bias for URA3 loss via pop-out/deletion vs. inter-homolog recombination and this bias was reduced in rad51 mutants. In addition, in rad51-derived 5FOAR strains direct repeat recombination was associated with ectopic translocation (5%), chromosome loss/truncation (14%) and inter-homolog recombination (6%). In the absence of RAD52, URA3 loss was mostly due to chromosome loss and truncation (80–90%), and the bias of retained allele frequency points to the presence of a recessive lethal allele on Chr6B. However, a few single-strand annealing (SSA)-like events were identified and these were independent of either Rad59 or Lig4. Finally, the specific sizes of Chr6 truncations suggest that the inserted URA-blaster could represent a fragile site.