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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1990: Synaptonemal complex analysis of mole rats (Spalax ehrenbergi): unusual polymorphism of chromosome 1.
6: Synaptonemal complex abnormalities observed with the two fungicides Primary rat spermatocytes stained with an anti-SCP3 antibody were selected to observe the spermatocyte nuclei showing synaptonemal complex abnormalities by fluorescence photomicroscopy.
Synaptonemal complex analysis of the X1X2Y trivalent in Mantis religiosa L.
Meiosis I arrest and azoospermia in an infertile male explained by failure of formation of a component of the synaptonemal complex.
Products of the genes HOP1, required for synaptonemal complex formation and recombination, and ZIP1, essential for synapsis, have been localized to meiotic chromosomes and as a part of the central component of the synaptonemal complex, respectively (Hollingsworth et al.
Surface-spread nuclei for synaptonemal complex (SC) analysis were prepared and substaged as described by Reed et al.
In synapsis, a structure called the synaptonemal complex solidifies this pairing, forming a scaffold between the two chromosomes.
The zygotene spermatocyte is characterized by the presence of a synaptonemal complex in P.