Chromosome Pairing, Crossing Over, Chiasma Formation and Disjunction as Revealed by Three Dimensional Reconstructions

  • P. Bach Holm
  • S. W. Rasmussen
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In eukaryote meiosis four major events can be recognized: chromosome pairing, crossing over, chiasma formation and disjunction. The present paper is a brief summary on the characterisation of these events by three dimensional reconstructions of chromosomes and synaptonemal complexes (SC) from serially sectioned nuclei using primarily our own work as examples.


Chromosome Pairing Synaptonemal Complex Recombination Nodule Chiasma Formation Early Pachytene 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Bach Holm
  • S. W. Rasmussen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysiologyCarlsberg LaboratoryCopenhagen ValbyDenmark

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