diplotene

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diplotene

 [dip´lo-tēn]
the stage of the first meiotic prophase, following the pachytene, in which the two chromosomes in each bivalent begin to repel one another and a split occurs between the chromosomes.

dip·lo·tene

(dip'lō-tēn),
The late stage of prophase in meiosis in which the paired homologous chromosomes begin to repel each other and move apart, but are usually held together by chiasmata. The chiasmata are associated with breakage of two chromatids at corresponding points followed by refusion of the broken ends with exchange of segments between the chromatids; this is considered to be the cytologic basis for the crossing-over of genes.
[diplo- + G. tainia, band]

diplotene

/dip·lo·tene/ (-tēn) the stage of the first meiotic prophase, following the pachytene, in which the two chromosomes in each bivalent begin to repel one another and a split occurs between the chromosomes.

diplotene

[dip′lətēn]
Etymology: Gk, diploos + tainia, ribbon
the fourth stage in the first meiotic prophase in gametogenesis, in which chiasmata form between the chromatids of paired homologous chromosomes and crossing over occurs. The chromosomes then begin to repel each other and separate longitudinally, forming loops. See also diakinesis, leptotene, pachytene, zygotene.

dip·lo·tene

(dip'lō-tēn)
The late stage of prophase in meiosis in which the paired homologous chromosomes begin to repel each other and move apart.
[diplo- + G. tainia, band]

diplotene

a stage of MEIOSIS near the end of Prophase 1, in which the CHROMATIDS become separated (except at the CHIASMATA), and the chromosomal material is contracting. The chiasmata indicate that CROSSING OVER is taking place.

diplotene

the stage of the first meiotic prophase, following the pachytene, in which the two chromosomes in each bivalent begin to repel one another and a split occurs between the chromosomes.