Early Stages of Meiosis in Wheat- and the Role of Ph1

Part of the Plant Genetics and Genomics: Crops and Models book series (PGG, volume 7)


Studies have revealed a number of loci which control chromosome pairing and recombination in wheat. Exploitation of such loci could have a major impact on breeding strategies. The review summarises our current knowledge of this process, with particular emphasis on the most extensively studied chromosome pairing locus to date, Ph1 (Pairing homoeologous 1). The Ph1 story to date has revealed that chromatin remodeling at the start of meiosis and the control of early stages of meiotic prophase I are both important.


Chromosome Pairing Hexaploid Wheat Synaptonemal Complex Wheat Chromosome Tetraploid Wheat 


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  1. 1.John Innes CentreColneyUK

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