synaptonemal complex

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syn·ap·to·ne·mal com·plex

a submicroscopic structure interposed between the homologous chromosome pairs during synapsis.

synaptonemal complex

a protein complex that mediates SYNAPSIS during the ZYGOTENE stage of MEIOSIS.
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Immunocytochemistry was used as a physiological endpoint to assess the cytological changes induced by these substances on spermatogenesis using staining of the synaptonemal complexes (SCs) with an antiSCP3 antibody.
Two types of abnormalities were frequently observed with the two fungicides and the cocktail: asynapsis and fragmented synaptonemal complexes (fragmented bivalent) (Fig.
Synaptonemal complexes in a subfertile man with a pericentric inversion in chromosome 21.
Spreading synaptonemal complexes of B isochromosomes in the grasshopper Omocestus burri.
Chiasma localization, heterochromatin and synaptonemal complexes in the grasshopper Pyrgomorpha conica.
Methods: A quantitative and qualitative analysis of the first meiotic prophase was performed in 10 patients presenting with non-obstructive infertility and 10 controls, using dual colour immunocytochemistry with SCP3 and BRCA1 which visualise axial elements and synaptonemal complexes (SC).
Two-dimensional spreads of synaptonemal complexes from solanaceous plants.
Scully and his colleagues found that BRCA1 and RAD51 both appear in synaptonemal complexes, complicated DNA-protein structures formed by chromosomes undergoing meiosis.
Mitotic and meiotic chromosomes and surface-spread synaptonemal complexes (SC)s were prepared as described by Reed et al.
Synaptonemal complexes were not obtained from the [R.