A type of CELL NUCLEUS division, occurring during maturation of the GERM CELLS. Two successive cell nucleus divisions following a single chromosome duplication (S PHASE) result in daughter cells with half the number of CHROMOSOMES as the parent cells.
The alignment of CHROMOSOMES at homologous sequences.
Male germ cells derived from SPERMATOGONIA. The euploid primary spermatocytes undergo MEIOSIS and give rise to the haploid secondary spermatocytes which in turn give rise to SPERMATIDS.
Reproductive bodies produced by fungi.
The orderly segregation of CHROMOSOMES during MEIOSIS or MITOSIS.
The three-part structure of ribbon-like proteinaceous material that serves to align and join the paired homologous CHROMOSOMES. It is formed during the ZYGOTENE STAGE of the first meiotic division. It is a prerequisite for CROSSING OVER.
Female germ cells derived from OOGONIA and termed OOCYTES when they enter MEIOSIS. The primary oocytes begin meiosis but are arrested at the diplotene state until OVULATION at PUBERTY to give rise to haploid secondary oocytes or ova (OVUM).
The prophase of the first division of MEIOSIS (in which homologous CHROMOSOME SEGREGATION occurs). It is divided into five stages: leptonema, zygonema, PACHYNEMA, diplonema, and diakinesis.
The first phase of cell nucleus division, in which the CHROMOSOMES become visible, the CELL NUCLEUS starts to lose its identity, the SPINDLE APPARATUS appears, and the CENTRIOLES migrate toward opposite poles.
The reciprocal exchange of segments at corresponding positions along pairs of homologous CHROMOSOMES by symmetrical breakage and crosswise rejoining forming cross-over sites (HOLLIDAY JUNCTIONS) that are resolved during CHROMOSOME SEGREGATION. Crossing-over typically occurs during MEIOSIS but it may also occur in the absence of meiosis, for example, with bacterial chromosomes, organelle chromosomes, or somatic cell nuclear chromosomes.
The failure of homologous CHROMOSOMES or CHROMATIDS to segregate during MITOSIS or MEIOSIS with the result that one daughter cell has both of a pair of parental chromosomes or chromatids and the other has none.
The process of germ cell development in the male from the primordial germ cells, through SPERMATOGONIA; SPERMATOCYTES; SPERMATIDS; to the mature haploid SPERMATOZOA.
Either of the two longitudinally adjacent threads formed when a eukaryotic chromosome replicates prior to mitosis. The chromatids are held together at the centromere. Sister chromatids are derived from the same chromosome. (Singleton & Sainsbury, Dictionary of Microbiology and Molecular Biology, 2d ed)
Production of new arrangements of DNA by various mechanisms such as assortment and segregation, CROSSING OVER; GENE CONVERSION; GENETIC TRANSFORMATION; GENETIC CONJUGATION; GENETIC TRANSDUCTION; or mixed infection of viruses.
The stage in the first meiotic prophase, following ZYGOTENE STAGE, when CROSSING OVER between homologous CHROMOSOMES begins.
The clear constricted portion of the chromosome at which the chromatids are joined and by which the chromosome is attached to the spindle during cell division.
In a prokaryotic cell or in the nucleus of a eukaryotic cell, a structure consisting of or containing DNA which carries the genetic information essential to the cell. (From Singleton & Sainsbury, Dictionary of Microbiology and Molecular Biology, 2d ed)
A type of CELL NUCLEUS division by means of which the two daughter nuclei normally receive identical complements of the number of CHROMOSOMES of the somatic cells of the species.
The phase of cell nucleus division following PROMETAPHASE, in which the CHROMOSOMES line up across the equatorial plane of the SPINDLE APPARATUS prior to separation.
Proteins that control the CELL DIVISION CYCLE. This family of proteins includes a wide variety of classes, including CYCLIN-DEPENDENT KINASES, mitogen-activated kinases, CYCLINS, and PHOSPHOPROTEIN PHOSPHATASES as well as their putative substrates such as chromatin-associated proteins, CYTOSKELETAL PROTEINS, and TRANSCRIPTION FACTORS.
The process of germ cell development in the female from the primordial germ cells through OOGONIA to the mature haploid ova (OVUM).
Structures within the nucleus of fungal cells consisting of or containing DNA, which carry genetic information essential to the cell.
Proteins obtained from the species Schizosaccharomyces pombe. The function of specific proteins from this organism are the subject of intense scientific interest and have been used to derive basic understanding of the functioning similar proteins in higher eukaryotes.
A genus of ascomycetous fungi of the family Schizosaccharomycetaceae, order Schizosaccharomycetales.
A species of the genus SACCHAROMYCES, family Saccharomycetaceae, order Saccharomycetales, known as "baker's" or "brewer's" yeast. The dried form is used as a dietary supplement.
The chromosomal constitution of cells, in which each type of CHROMOSOME is represented once. Symbol: N.
A microtubule structure that forms during CELL DIVISION. It consists of two SPINDLE POLES, and sets of MICROTUBULES that may include the astral microtubules, the polar microtubules, and the kinetochore microtubules.
The reproductive cells in multicellular organisms at various stages during GAMETOGENESIS.
Proteins obtained from the species SACCHAROMYCES CEREVISIAE. The function of specific proteins from this organism are the subject of intense scientific interest and have been used to derive basic understanding of the functioning similar proteins in higher eukaryotes.
The male gonad containing two functional parts: the SEMINIFEROUS TUBULES for the production and transport of male germ cells (SPERMATOGENESIS) and the interstitial compartment containing LEYDIG CELLS that produce ANDROGENS.
Any detectable and heritable change in the genetic material that causes a change in the GENOTYPE and which is transmitted to daughter cells and to succeeding generations.
The chromosomal constitution of cells, in which each type of CHROMOSOME is represented twice. Symbol: 2N or 2X.
The phase of cell nucleus division following METAPHASE, in which the CHROMATIDS separate and migrate to opposite poles of the spindle.
Nucleoproteins, which in contrast to HISTONES, are acid insoluble. They are involved in chromosomal functions; e.g. they bind selectively to DNA, stimulate transcription resulting in tissue-specific RNA synthesis and undergo specific changes in response to various hormones or phytomitogens.
Cellular proteins encoded by the c-mos genes (GENES, MOS). They function in the cell cycle to maintain MATURATION PROMOTING FACTOR in the active state and have protein-serine/threonine kinase activity. Oncogenic transformation can take place when c-mos proteins are expressed at the wrong time.
Large multiprotein complexes that bind the centromeres of the chromosomes to the microtubules of the mitotic spindle during metaphase in the cell cycle.
The process of germ cell development from the primordial GERM CELLS to the mature haploid GAMETES: ova in the female (OOGENESIS) or sperm in the male (SPERMATOGENESIS).
Proteins found in any species of fungus.
The process of germ cell development in plants, from the primordial PLANT GERM CELLS to the mature haploid PLANT GAMETES.
A cyclin subtype that is transported into the CELL NUCLEUS at the end of the G2 PHASE. It stimulates the G2/M phase transition by activating CDC2 PROTEIN KINASE.
Echinoderms having bodies of usually five radially disposed arms coalescing at the center.
Proteins found in the nucleus of a cell. Do not confuse with NUCLEOPROTEINS which are proteins conjugated with nucleic acids, that are not necessarily present in the nucleus.
Male germ cells derived from the haploid secondary SPERMATOCYTES. Without further division, spermatids undergo structural changes and give rise to SPERMATOZOA.
Mature male germ cells derived from SPERMATIDS. As spermatids move toward the lumen of the SEMINIFEROUS TUBULES, they undergo extensive structural changes including the loss of cytoplasm, condensation of CHROMATIN into the SPERM HEAD, formation of the ACROSOME cap, the SPERM MIDPIECE and the SPERM TAIL that provides motility.
The homologous chromosomes that are dissimilar in the heterogametic sex. There are the X CHROMOSOME, the Y CHROMOSOME, and the W, Z chromosomes (in animals in which the female is the heterogametic sex (the silkworm moth Bombyx mori, for example)). In such cases the W chromosome is the female-determining and the male is ZZ. (From King & Stansfield, A Dictionary of Genetics, 4th ed)
A species of nematode that is widely used in biological, biochemical, and genetic studies.
The functional hereditary units of FUNGI.
The chromosomal constitution of cells which deviate from the normal by the addition or subtraction of CHROMOSOMES, chromosome pairs, or chromosome fragments. In a normally diploid cell (DIPLOIDY) the loss of a chromosome pair is termed nullisomy (symbol: 2N-2), the loss of a single chromosome is MONOSOMY (symbol: 2N-1), the addition of a chromosome pair is tetrasomy (symbol: 2N+2), the addition of a single chromosome is TRISOMY (symbol: 2N+1).
Descriptions of specific amino acid, carbohydrate, or nucleotide sequences which have appeared in the published literature and/or are deposited in and maintained by databanks such as GENBANK, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), National Biomedical Research Foundation (NBRF), or other sequence repositories.
A genus of black-spored basidiomycetous fungi of the family Coprinaceae, order Agaricales; some species are edible.
Interruptions in the sugar-phosphate backbone of DNA, across both strands adjacently.
Separase is a caspase-like cysteine protease, which plays a central role in triggering ANAPHASE by cleaving the SCC1/RAD21 subunit of the cohesin complex. Cohesin holds the sister CHROMATIDS together during METAPHASE and its cleavage results in chromosome segregation.
Proteins from the nematode species CAENORHABDITIS ELEGANS. The proteins from this species are the subject of scientific interest in the area of multicellular organism MORPHOGENESIS.
Complex nucleoprotein structures which contain the genomic DNA and are part of the CELL NUCLEUS of PLANTS.
Protein kinase that drives both the mitotic and meiotic cycles in all eukaryotic organisms. In meiosis it induces immature oocytes to undergo meiotic maturation. In mitosis it has a role in the G2/M phase transition. Once activated by CYCLINS; MPF directly phosphorylates some of the proteins involved in nuclear envelope breakdown, chromosome condensation, spindle assembly, and the degradation of cyclins. The catalytic subunit of MPF is PROTEIN P34CDC2.
A mature haploid female germ cell extruded from the OVARY at OVULATION.
Euploid female germ cells of an early stage of OOGENESIS, derived from primordial germ cells during ovarian differentiation. Oogonia undergo MEIOSIS and give rise to haploid OOCYTES
The fusion of a spermatozoon (SPERMATOZOA) with an OVUM thus resulting in the formation of a ZYGOTE.
The fertilizing element of plants that contains the male GAMETOPHYTES.
Slender, cylindrical filaments found in the cytoskeleton of plant and animal cells. They are composed of the protein TUBULIN and are influenced by TUBULIN MODULATORS.
Deoxyribonucleic acid that makes up the genetic material of fungi.
Within a eukaryotic cell, a membrane-limited body which contains chromosomes and one or more nucleoli (CELL NUCLEOLUS). The nuclear membrane consists of a double unit-type membrane which is perforated by a number of pores; the outermost membrane is continuous with the ENDOPLASMIC RETICULUM. A cell may contain more than one nucleus. (From Singleton & Sainsbury, Dictionary of Microbiology and Molecular Biology, 2d ed)
Steroids with methyl groups at C-10 and C-13 and a branched 8-carbon chain at C-17. Members include compounds with any degree of unsaturation; however, CHOLESTADIENES is available for derivatives containing two double bonds.
Any of the processes by which nuclear, cytoplasmic, or intercellular factors influence the differential control of gene action in fungi.
Minute cells produced during development of an OOCYTE as it undergoes MEIOSIS. A polar body contains one of the nuclei derived from the first or second meiotic CELL DIVISION. Polar bodies have practically no CYTOPLASM. They are eventually discarded by the oocyte. (from King & Stansfield, A Dictionary of Genetics, 4th ed)
Euploid male germ cells of an early stage of SPERMATOGENESIS, derived from prespermatogonia. With the onset of puberty, spermatogonia at the basement membrane of the seminiferous tubule proliferate by mitotic then meiotic divisions and give rise to the haploid SPERMATOCYTES.
An exchange of segments between the sister chromatids of a chromosome, either between the sister chromatids of a meiotic tetrad or between the sister chromatids of a duplicated somatic chromosome. Its frequency is increased by ultraviolet and ionizing radiation and other mutagenic agents and is particularly high in BLOOM SYNDROME.
The reproductive organ (GONADS) in female animals. In vertebrates, the ovary contains two functional parts: the OVARIAN FOLLICLE for the production of female germ cells (OOGENESIS); and the endocrine cells (GRANULOSA CELLS; THECA CELLS; and LUTEAL CELLS) for the production of ESTROGENS and PROGESTERONE.
An order of fungi in the phylum Ascomycota that multiply by budding. They include the telomorphic ascomycetous yeasts which are found in a very wide range of habitats.
A Rec A recombinase found in eukaryotes. Rad51 is involved in DNA REPAIR of double-strand breaks.
A group of enzymes that catalyzes the phosphorylation of serine or threonine residues in proteins, with ATP or other nucleotides as phosphate donors.
The outward appearance of the individual. It is the product of interactions between genes, and between the GENOTYPE and the environment.
Variant forms of the same gene, occupying the same locus on homologous CHROMOSOMES, and governing the variants in production of the same gene product.
A unisexual reproduction without the fusion of a male and a female gamete (FERTILIZATION). In parthenogenesis, an individual is formed from an unfertilized OVUM that did not complete MEIOSIS. Parthenogenesis occurs in nature and can be artificially induced.
Proteins which bind to DNA. The family includes proteins which bind to both double- and single-stranded DNA and also includes specific DNA binding proteins in serum which can be used as markers for malignant diseases.
A group of enzymes catalyzing the endonucleolytic cleavage of DNA. They include members of EC 3.1.21.-, EC 3.1.22.-, EC 3.1.23.- (DNA RESTRICTION ENZYMES), EC 3.1.24.- (DNA RESTRICTION ENZYMES), and EC 3.1.25.-.
A cyclin A subtype primarily found in male GERM CELLS. It may play a role in the passage of SPERMATOCYTES into meiosis I.
Theoretical representations that simulate the behavior or activity of genetic processes or phenomena. They include the use of mathematical equations, computers, and other electronic equipment.
The female sex chromosome, being the differential sex chromosome carried by half the male gametes and all female gametes in human and other male-heterogametic species.
The order of amino acids as they occur in a polypeptide chain. This is referred to as the primary structure of proteins. It is of fundamental importance in determining PROTEIN CONFORMATION.
The male sex chromosome, being the differential sex chromosome carried by half the male gametes and none of the female gametes in humans and in some other male-heterogametic species in which the homologue of the X chromosome has been retained.
Deliberate breeding of two different individuals that results in offspring that carry part of the genetic material of each parent. The parent organisms must be genetically compatible and may be from different varieties or closely related species.
The final phase of cell nucleus division following ANAPHASE, in which two daughter nuclei are formed, the CYTOPLASM completes division, and the CHROMOSOMES lose their distinctness and are transformed into CHROMATIN threads.
Aurora kinase C is a chromosomal passenger protein that interacts with aurora kinase B in the regulation of MITOSIS. It is found primarily in GERM CELLS in the TESTIS, and may mediate CHROMOSOME SEGREGATION during SPERMATOGENESIS.
An E3 ubiquitin ligase primarily involved in regulation of the metaphase-to-anaphase transition during MITOSIS through ubiquitination of specific CELL CYCLE PROTEINS. Enzyme activity is tightly regulated through subunits and cofactors, which modulate activation, inhibition, and substrate specificity. The anaphase-promoting complex, or APC-C, is also involved in tissue differentiation in the PLACENTA, CRYSTALLINE LENS, and SKELETAL MUSCLE, and in regulation of postmitotic NEURONAL PLASTICITY and excitability.
Any method used for determining the location of and relative distances between genes on a chromosome.
Asexual reproduction resulting in the formation of viable seeds from FLOWERS without fertlization (i.e. use of POLLEN). Progeny plants produced from apomictic seeds are perfect clones of the parent.
The sequence of PURINES and PYRIMIDINES in nucleic acids and polynucleotides. It is also called nucleotide sequence.
A cyclin B subtype that colocalizes with MICROTUBULES during INTERPHASE and is transported into the CELL NUCLEUS at the end of the G2 PHASE.
Any of the processes by which nuclear, cytoplasmic, or intercellular factors influence the differential control of gene action during the developmental stages of an organism.
The phase of cell nucleus division following PROPHASE, when the breakdown of the NUCLEAR ENVELOPE occurs and the MITOTIC SPINDLE APPARATUS enters the nuclear region and attaches to the KINETOCHORES.
A family of highly conserved serine-threonine kinases that are involved in the regulation of MITOSIS. They are involved in many aspects of cell division, including centrosome duplication, SPINDLE APPARATUS formation, chromosome alignment, attachment to the spindle, checkpoint activation, and CYTOKINESIS.
The failure of PLANTS to complete fertilization and obtain seed (SEEDS) as a result of defective POLLEN or ovules, or other aberrations. (Dict. of Plant Genet. and Mol. Biol., 1998)
The reconstruction of a continuous two-stranded DNA molecule without mismatch from a molecule which contained damaged regions. The major repair mechanisms are excision repair, in which defective regions in one strand are excised and resynthesized using the complementary base pairing information in the intact strand; photoreactivation repair, in which the lethal and mutagenic effects of ultraviolet light are eliminated; and post-replication repair, in which the primary lesions are not repaired, but the gaps in one daughter duplex are filled in by incorporation of portions of the other (undamaged) daughter duplex. Excision repair and post-replication repair are sometimes referred to as "dark repair" because they do not require light.
Proteins that originate from insect species belonging to the genus DROSOPHILA. The proteins from the most intensely studied species of Drosophila, DROSOPHILA MELANOGASTER, are the subject of much interest in the area of MORPHOGENESIS and development.
Transforming proteins coded by mos oncogenes. The v-mos proteins were originally isolated from the Moloney murine sarcoma virus (Mo-MSV).
A type of IN SITU HYBRIDIZATION in which target sequences are stained with fluorescent dye so their location and size can be determined using fluorescence microscopy. This staining is sufficiently distinct that the hybridization signal can be seen both in metaphase spreads and in interphase nuclei.
Phosphoprotein with protein kinase activity that functions in the G2/M phase transition of the CELL CYCLE. It is the catalytic subunit of the MATURATION-PROMOTING FACTOR and complexes with both CYCLIN A and CYCLIN B in mammalian cells. The maximal activity of cyclin-dependent kinase 1 is achieved when it is fully dephosphorylated.
Small chromosomal proteins (approx 12-20 kD) possessing an open, unfolded structure and attached to the DNA in cell nuclei by ionic linkages. Classification into the various types (designated histone I, histone II, etc.) is based on the relative amounts of arginine and lysine in each.
An exchange of DNA between matching or similar sequences.
Highly conserved proteins that specifically bind to and activate the anaphase-promoting complex-cyclosome, promoting ubiquitination and proteolysis of cell-cycle-regulatory proteins. Cdc20 is essential for anaphase-promoting complex activity, initiation of anaphase, and cyclin proteolysis during mitosis.

Meiosis: MeiRNA hits the spot. (1/6057)

The protein Mei2 performs at least two functions required in fission yeast for the switch from mitotic to meiotic cell cycles. One of these functions also requires meiRNA. It appears that meiRNA targets Mei2 to the nucleus, where it can promote the first meiotic division.  (+info)

SWM1, a developmentally regulated gene, is required for spore wall assembly in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. (2/6057)

Meiosis in Saccharomyces cerevisiae is followed by encapsulation of haploid nuclei within multilayered spore walls. Formation of this spore-specific wall requires the coordinated activity of enzymes involved in the biosynthesis of its components. Completion of late events in the sporulation program, leading to spore wall formation, requires the SWM1 gene. SWM1 is expressed at low levels during vegetative growth but its transcription is strongly induced under sporulating conditions, with kinetics similar to those of middle sporulation-specific genes. Homozygous swm1Delta diploids proceed normally through both meiotic divisions but fail to produce mature asci. Consistent with this finding, swm1Delta mutant asci display enhanced sensitivity to enzymatic digestion and heat shock. Deletion of SWM1 specifically affects the expression of mid-late and late sporulation-specific genes. All of the phenotypes observed are similar to those found for the deletion of SPS1 or SMK1, two putative components of a sporulation-specific MAP kinase cascade. However, epistasis analyses indicate that Swm1p does not form part of the Sps1p-Smk1p-MAP kinase pathway. We propose that Swm1p, a nuclear protein, would participate in a different signal transduction pathway that is also required for the coordination of the biochemical and morphological events occurring during the last phase of the sporulation program.  (+info)

Comparative sequence analysis of human minisatellites showing meiotic repeat instability. (3/6057)

The highly variable human minisatellites MS32 (D1S8), MS31A (D7S21), and CEB1 (D2S90) all show recombination-based repeat instability restricted to the germline. Mutation usually results in polar interallelic conversion or occasionally in crossovers, which, at MS32 at least, extend into DNA flanking the repeat array, defining a localized recombination hotspot and suggesting that cis-acting elements in flanking DNA can influence repeat instability. Therefore, comparative sequence analysis was performed to search for common flanking elements associated with these unstable loci. All three minisatellites are located in GC-rich DNA abundant in dispersed and tandem repetitive elements. There were no significant sequence similarities between different loci upstream of the unstable end of the repeat array. Only one of the three loci showed clear evidence for putative coding sequences near the minisatellite. No consistent patterns of thermal stability or DNA secondary structure were shared by DNA flanking these loci. This work extends previous data on the genomic environment of minisatellites. In addition, this work suggests that recombinational activity is not controlled by primary or secondary characteristics of the DNA sequence flanking the repeat array and is not obviously associated with gene promoters as seen in yeast.  (+info)

hMSH5: a human MutS homologue that forms a novel heterodimer with hMSH4 and is expressed during spermatogenesis. (4/6057)

MutS homologues have been identified in nearly all organisms examined to date. They play essential roles in maintaining mitotic genetic fidelity and meiotic segregation fidelity. MutS homologues appear to function as a molecular switch that signals genomic manipulation events. Here we describe the identification of the human homologue of the Saccharomyces cerevisiae MSH5, which is known to participate in meiotic segregation fidelity and crossing-over. The human MSH5 (hMSH5) was localized to chromosome 6p22-21 and appears to play a role in meiosis because expression is induced during spermatogenesis between the late primary spermatocytes and the elongated spermatid phase. hMSH5 interacts specifically with hMSH4, confirming the generality of functional heterodimeric interactions in the eukaryotic MutS homologue, which also includes hMSH2-hMSH3 and hMSH2-hMSH6.  (+info)

Sequential PKC- and Cdc2-mediated phosphorylation events elicit zebrafish nuclear envelope disassembly. (5/6057)

Molecular markers of the zebrafish inner nuclear membrane (NEP55) and nuclear lamina (L68) were identified, partially characterized and used to demonstrate that disassembly of the zebrafish nuclear envelope requires sequential phosphorylation events by first PKC, then Cdc2 kinase. NEP55 and L68 are immunologically and functionally related to human LAP2beta and lamin B, respectively. Exposure of zebrafish nuclei to meiotic cytosol elicits rapid phosphorylation of NEP55 and L68, and disassembly of both proteins. L68 phosphorylation is completely inhibited by simultaneous inhibition of Cdc2 and PKC and only partially blocked by inhibition of either kinase. NEP55 phosphorylation is completely prevented by inhibition or immunodepletion of cytosolic Cdc2. Inhibition of cAMP-dependent kinase, MEK or CaM kinase II does not affect NEP55 or L68 phosphorylation. In vitro, nuclear envelope disassembly requires phosphorylation of NEP55 and L68 by both mammalian PKC and Cdc2. Inhibition of either kinase is sufficient to abolish NE disassembly. Furthermore, novel two-step phosphorylation assays in cytosol and in vitro indicate that PKC-mediated phosphorylation of L68 prior to Cdc2-mediated phosphorylation of L68 and NEP55 is essential to elicit nuclear envelope breakdown. Phosphorylation elicited by Cdc2 prior to PKC prevents nuclear envelope disassembly even though NEP55 is phosphorylated. The results indicate that sequential phosphorylation events elicited by PKC, followed by Cdc2, are required for zebrafish nuclear disassembly. They also argue that phosphorylation of inner nuclear membrane integral proteins is not sufficient to promote nuclear envelope breakdown, and suggest a multiple-level regulation of disassembly of nuclear envelope components during meiosis and at mitosis.  (+info)

Characterization of a Caenorhabditis elegans recA-like gene Ce-rdh-1 involved in meiotic recombination. (6/6057)

A recA-like gene was identified in the Caenorhabditis elegans genome project database. The putative product of the gene, termed Ce-rdh-1 (C. elegans RAD51 and DMC1/LIM15 homolog 1), consists of 357 amino acid residues. The predicted amino acid sequence of Ce-rdh-1 showed 46-60% identity to both RAD51 type and DMC1/LIM15 type genes in several eukaryote species. The results of RNAi (RNA-mediated interference) indicated that repression of Ce-rdh-1 blocked chromosome condensation of six bivalents and dissociation of chiasmata in oocytes of F1 progeny. Oogenesis did not proceed to the diakinesis stage. Accordingly, all the eggs produced (F2) died in early stages. These results suggest that Ce-rdh-1 participates in meiotic recombination.  (+info)

Gene expression and chromatin organization during mouse oocyte growth. (7/6057)

Mouse oocytes can be classified according to their chromatin organization and the presence [surrounded nucleolus (SN) oocytes] or absence [nonsurrounded nucleolus (NSN) oocytes] of a ring of Hoechst-positive chromatin around the nucleolus. Following fertilization only SN oocytes are able to develop beyond the two-cell stage. These studies indicate a correlation between SN and NSN chromatin organization and the developmental competence of the female gamete, which may depend on gene expression. In the present study, we have used the HSP70.1Luc transgene (murine HSP70.1 promoter + reporter gene firefly luciferase) to analyze gene expression in oocytes isolated from ovaries of 2-day- to 13-week-old females. Luciferase was assayed on oocytes after classification as SN or NSN type. Our data show that SN oocytes always exhibit a higher level of luciferase activity, demonstrating a higher gene expression in this category. Only after meiotic resumption, metaphase II oocytes derived from NSN or SN oocytes acquire the same level of transgene expression. We suggest that the limited availability of transcripts and corresponding proteins, excluded from the cytoplasm until GVBD in NSN oocytes, could explain why these oocytes have a lower ability to sustain embryonic development beyond the two-cell stage at which major zygotic transcription occurs. With this study we have furthered our knowledge of epigenetic regulation of gene expression in oogenesis.  (+info)

Germ cell development in the XXY mouse: evidence that X chromosome reactivation is independent of sexual differentiation. (8/6057)

Prior to entry into meiosis, XX germ cells in the fetal ovary undergo X chromosome reactivation. The signal for reactivation is thought to emanate from the genital ridge, but it is unclear whether it is specific to the developing ovary. To determine whether the signals are present in the developing testis as well as the ovary, we examined the expression of X-linked genes in germ cells from XXY male mice. To facilitate this analysis, we generated XXY and XX fetuses carrying X chromosomes that were differentially marked and subject to nonrandom inactivation. This pattern of nonrandom inactivation was maintained in somatic cells but, in XX as well as XXY fetuses, both parental alleles were expressed in germ cell-enriched cell populations. Because testis differentiation is temporally and morphologically normal in the XXY testis and because all germ cells embark upon a male pathway of development, these results provide compelling evidence that X chromosome reactivation in fetal germ cells is independent of the somatic events of sexual differentiation. Proper X chromosome dosage is essential for the normal fertility of male mammals, and abnormalities in germ cell development are apparent in the XXY testis within several days of X reactivation. Studies of exceptional germ cells that survive in the postnatal XXY testis demonstrated that surviving germ cells are exclusively XY and result from rare nondisjunctional events that give rise to clones of XY cells.  (+info)

In the budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae, unnatural stabilization of the cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor Sic1 during meiosis can trigger extra rounds of DNA replication. When programmed DNA double-strand breaks are generated but not repaired due to absence of DMC1, a pathway involving the checkpoint gene RAD17 prevents this DNA rereplication. Further genetic analysis has now revealed that prevention of DNA rereplication also requires MEC1, which encodes a protein kinase that serves as a central checkpoint regulator in several pathways including the meiotic recombination checkpoint response. Downstream of MEC1, MEK1 is required through its function to inhibit repair between sister chromatids. By contrast, meiotic recombination checkpoint effectors that regulate gene expression and cyclin-dependent kinase activity are not necessary. Phosphorylation of histone H2A, which is catalyzed by Mec1 and the related Tel1 protein kinase in response to DNA double-strand breaks and can help coordinate ...
In the germline of Caenorhabditis elegans hermaphrodites, meiotic cell cycle progression occurs in spatially restricted regions. Immediately after leaving the distal mitotic region, germ cells enter meiosis and thereafter remain in the pachytene stage of first meiotic prophase for an extended period. At the dorsoventral gonadal flexure, germ cells exit pachytene and subsequently become arrested in diakinesis. We have found that exit from pachytene is dependent on the function of three members of the MAP kinase signaling cascade. One of these genes, mek-2, is a newly identified C. elegans MEK (MAP kinase kinase). The other two genes, mpk-1/sur-1 (MAP kinase) and let-60 ras, were previously identified based on their roles in vulval induction and are shown here to act in combination with mek-2 to permit exit from pachytene. Through genetic mosaic analysis, we demonstrate that the expression of mpk-1/sur-1 is required within the germline to permit exit from pachytene.. ...
Errors in chromosome segregation in mammalian oocytes lead to aneuploid eggs that are developmentally compromised. In mitotic cells, mitotic centromere associated kinesin (MCAK; KIF2C) prevents chromosome segregation errors by detaching incorrect microtubule-kinetochore interactions. Here, we examine whether MCAK is involved in spindle function in mouse oocyte meiosis I, and whether MCAK is necessary to prevent chromosome segregation errors. We find that MCAK is recruited to centromeres, kinetochores and chromosome arms in mid-meiosis I, and that MCAK depletion, or inhibition using a dominant-negative construct, causes chromosome misalignment. However, the majority of oocytes complete meiosis I and the resulting eggs retain the correct number of chromosomes. Moreover, MCAK-depleted oocytes can recover from mono-orientation of homologous kinetochores in mid-meiosis I to segregate chromosomes correctly. Thus, MCAK contributes to chromosome alignment in meiosis I, but is not necessary for ...
We are pleased to announce and cordially invite you to join the EMBO Conference on Meiosis 2017 EMBO Conference on Meiosis 2017 whichwill take place in Hvar, Croatia between 27th Augu 27th August and 1st September 2017 27th August and 1st September 2017. With this lette st and 1st September 2017 r we would like to invite you to start planning your participation at the conference as an industrial exhibitor or sponsor of one of many different events that will occur during the conference.. Meiosis and sexual reproduction date back to the origin of eukaryotic cells. Evolutionarily derived from a mitotic division, meiosis has undergone a remarkable series of specializations. Starting out with a diploid chromosome content, meiosis ends up with haploid products, ready to fuel the cycle of sexual reproduction. On the way to losing half the nuclear content in a manner optimal for evolution, meiosis has accumulated a number of astounding tricks. The meiosis field tries to reveal the mechanisms behind ...
Asexual cell division occurs with bacteria, body cells such as all the tissue in your body, animal cells, and plant cells. These stages, in order, are prophase, metaphase, anaphase, and telophase. Meiosis meiosis is the type of cell division by which gametes eggs or sperm are formed. The cell cycle, mitosis and meiosis university of leicester. The difference between mitosis and meiosis is quite apparent. Division of the centromeres take place during anaphase. Our online mitosis and meiosis trivia quizzes can be adapted to suit your requirements for taking some of the top mitosis and meiosis quizzes. Just like mitosis, prior to meiosis, each chromosomes dna is replicated during the s phase. On the other hand, meiosis is the sex cell production which occurs in four stages. Meiosis ii is the second of two divisions in meiosis, during which sister chromatids are separated lesson objectives after watching this lesson, you should be able to. A key difference between mitosis and meiosis is that sister ...
During meiosis, a single round of DNA replication is followed by two rounds of chromosome segregation, called meiosis I and meiosis II. At meiosis I, homologous chromosomes recombine and then segregate to opposite poles, while the sister chromatids segregate from each other at meoisis II. In vertebrates, immature oocytes are arrested at the PI (prophase of meiosis I). The resumption of meiosis is stimulated by progesterone, which carries the oocyte through two consecutive M-phases (MI and MII) to a second arrest at MII. The key activity driving meiotic progression is the MPF (maturation-promoting factor), a heterodimer of CDC2 (cell division cycle 2 kinase) and cyclin B. In PI-arrested oocytes, MPF is initially inactive and is activated by the dual-specificity CDC25C phosphatase as the result of new synthesis of Mos induced by progesterone. MPF activation mediates the transition from the PI arrest to MI. The subsequent decrease in MPF levels, required to exit from MI into interkinesis, is ...
MEDICAL ANIMATION TRANSCRIPT: Let's compare two types of cell division, mitosis and meiosis. While mitosis occurs all over the body in somatic cells, meiosis only occurs in the reproductive cells of the gonads in order to form gametes. The original cell in both mitosis and meiosis is diploid. Mitosis consists of one cell division, while meiosis consists of two stages of cell division called meiosis 1 and meiosis 2. Mitosis results in two diploid daughter cells. In contrast, meiosis results in four daughter cells that are haploid gametes. The two daughter cells resulting from mitosis are genetic duplicates of each other and the original cell. But each haploid gamete resulting from meiosis is genetically different from every gamete ever formed. [music ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - The SMC-5/6 Complex and the HIM-6 (BLM) Helicase Synergistically Promote Meiotic Recombination Intermediate Processing and Chromosome Maturation during Caenorhabditis elegans Meiosis. AU - Hong, Ye. AU - Sonneville, Remi. AU - Agostinho, Ana. AU - Meier, Bettina. AU - Wang, Bin. AU - Blow, J. Julian. AU - Gartner, Anton. PY - 2016/3/24. Y1 - 2016/3/24. N2 - Meiotic recombination is essential for the repair of programmed double strand breaks (DSBs) to generate crossovers (COs) during meiosis. The efficient processing of meiotic recombination intermediates not only needs various resolvases but also requires proper meiotic chromosome structure. The Smc5/6 complex belongs to the structural maintenance of chromosome (SMC) family and is closely related to cohesin and condensin. Although the Smc5/6 complex has been implicated in the processing of recombination intermediates during meiosis, it is not known how Smc5/6 controls meiotic DSB repair. Here, using Caenorhabditis elegans we show ...
Huang X.,Wang H-L.,Qi S-T.,Wang Z-B.,Tong J-S.,...&Sun Q-Y.(2011).DYNLT3 Is Required for Chromosome Alignment During Mouse Oocyte Meiotic Maturation.Reproductive Sciences,18(10),983-989 ...
The Virtual Biology Classroom provides a wide range of free educational resources including PowerPoint Lectures, Study Guides, Review Questions & Practice Test Questions. DNA, DNA Replication and Mitosis Practice Test Multiple Choice Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question. MCQ on Meiosis; Practice Test on Cell Cycle, Mitosis and Meiosis (Set 1) Practice Test on Cell Cycle, Mitosis and Meiosis (Set 2) Answers 1. b) Early prophase 2. b) Meiosis II 3. c) Metaphase 4. b) line up at the equator 5. a) two each in mitosis and meiosis 6. b) Telophase 7. d) Same number of chromosome and half number of chromatids 8. a) 7 Our online meiosis trivia quizzes can be adapted to suit your requirements for taking some of the top meiosis quizzes. d. Immediately following mitosis, 16 chromosomes with 1 chromatid each. Crossing-over occurs during: anaphase 1 metaphase 1 prophase 1 prophase 2 ...
Meiosis I consists of 4 stages which are Prophase I, Anaphase I, Metaphase I and Telophase I. Meiosis II consists of 4 stages as well which are Prophase II, Anaphase II, Metaphase II and Telophase II. For Meiosis I, Prophase I is the longest phase in Meiosis. During prophase I a cell will undergo 5 stages which are leptotene, zygotene, pachytene, diplotene and diakinesis. At leptotene, the homologous chromosome starts to condense. At zygotene, the synaptonemal complex is formed. At pachytene, the synapsis process is completed and the homologous chromosomes start the crossing over. This stage can stay for days until the desynapsis occur. At diplotene stage, desynapsis occur causing the disappearance of synaptonemal complex and the chiasma is now visible. At diakinesis stage, the bivalent is ready for the segregation[2]. At the end of prophase I, the nuclear membrane disappears. At Metaphase I, the homologous chromosome aligns on the metaphase plate which is the middle of the cell. At Anaphase I, ...
MEIOSIS is a special type of cell cycle that produces haploid gametes from diploid parental cells. Unique to meiosis is the reductional division in which homologous chromosomes segregate to opposite poles. During the prophase that precedes this division, homologs pair with each other and undergo high levels of genetic recombination. Recombination plays at least two important roles in segregating chromosomes. First, it ensures that each chromosome finds its homolog. Second, a fraction of meiotic recombination events leads to reciprocal exchange (crossing over), which establishes physical connections between homologs. These connections, called chiasmata, ensure the proper alignment of chromosomes on the spindle apparatus at meiosis I.. The molecular mechanism of meiotic recombination has been well characterized in budding yeast. Meiotic recombination starts with double-strand breaks (DSBs) catalyzed by the Spo11 protein (Keeney 2001). Strands with 5′-termini at DSB ends are selectively degraded ...
Meiosis is a reductional division that produces haploid gametes or spores from diploid progenitor cells. Ploidy reduction is achieved by one round of DNA replication, followed by two consecutive nuclear divisions (Meiosis I and II), producing four daughter cells (Roeder 1997). Crossovers promote the formation of chiasma which serves as a physical linkage between two homologs and opposes the spindle generated forces that pull apart the homolog pairs. This opposing set of forces provides the tension necessary to promote proper disjunction of homolog pairs at Meiosis I (Petronczki et al. 2003). Failure to maintain at least one crossover per homolog pair increases the probability of nondisjunction, resulting in aneuploid gametes (Serrentino and Borde 2012). Although crossovers are important for chromosome segregation, nonexchange chromosomes have been observed to segregate accurately forming viable gametes (Hawley et al. 1992; Davis and Smith 2003; Kemp et al. 2004; Newnham et al. 2010; ...
The breakdown of the germinal vesicle indicates a resumption of meiosis and the extrusion of the first polar body (1 PB) indicates completion of the first meiotic division in human oocytes. The polar body is a small cytoplasmic exclusion body formed to enclose the excess DNA formed during the oocyte (egg) meiosis and following sperm fertilization. There are 2-3 polar bodies derived from the oocyte present in the zygote, the number is dependent upon whether polar body 1 (the first polar body formed during meiosis 1) divides during meiosis 2. This exclusion body contains the excess DNA from the reductive division (the second and third polar bodies are formed from meiosis 2 at fertilization). These polar bodies do not contribute to the future genetic complement of the zygote, embryo or fetus. Recent research in some species suggest that the space formed by the peripheral polar body (between the oocyte and the zona pellucia) can influence the site of spermatozoa fertilization. Assisted reproductive ...
The breakdown of the germinal vesicle indicates a resumption of meiosis and the extrusion of the first polar body (1 PB) indicates completion of the first meiotic division in human oocytes. The polar body is a small cytoplasmic exclusion body formed to enclose the excess DNA formed during the oocyte (egg) meiosis and following sperm fertilization. There are 2-3 polar bodies derived from the oocyte present in the zygote, the number is dependent upon whether polar body 1 (the first polar body formed during meiosis 1) divides during meiosis 2. This exclusion body contains the excess DNA from the reductive division (the second and third polar bodies are formed from meiosis 2 at fertilization). These polar bodies do not contribute to the future genetic complement of the zygote, embryo or fetus. Recent research in some species suggest that the space formed by the peripheral polar body (between the oocyte and the zona pellucia) can influence the site of spermatozoa fertilization. Assisted reproductive ...
Define meiosis. meiosis synonyms, meiosis pronunciation, meiosis translation, English dictionary definition of meiosis. meiosis top to bottom:In meiosis a parent cell replicates and recombines, divides once to create two daughter cells, then divides again creating four...
Im Gregory P. Copenhaver, co-Editor-in-Chief of PLOS Genetics, and together with my vice-Chair, Neil Hunter, Im organizing the Meiosis Gordon Research Conference (GRC) to be held at Colby-Sawyer College in New London, NH on June 1-6, 2014. The conference has been held biennially for 22 years with an over-arching goal of presenting the most cutting-edge, unpublished research on the fundamental mechanisms that ensure the stable inheritance of the genome during meiotic cell divisions. The program comprises 9 plenary sessions that broadly address current issues in meiotic recombination, meiotic progression and cell cycle checkpoints, epigenetic control of meiotic processes, regulation of meiotic gene expression, chromosome pairing and synapsis, sister chromatid cohesion, chromosome interactions with the nuclear envelope, chromosome segregation, and the evolution and natural variation of meiotic processes. The meiosis GRC is paired with a sister meeting - the Meiosis Gordon Research Seminar - that ...
Meiosis is the specialized cell division used in sexually reproducing organisms to produce haploid gametes from diploid cells (reviewed by Petronczki et al, 2003). During meiosis, a single round of DNA replication is followed by two successive divisions: the first (reductional) division segregates homologous chromosomes, and the second (equational) division separates sister chromatids from each other. The first division requires pairing and synapsis of homologous chromosomes to ensure accurate segregation, while the second releases sister chromatid cohesion. Homologous chromosome recognition (pairing), synaptonemal complex assembly (synapsis) and homologous recombination are the three events that promote and ensure bivalent formation and stability before the first anaphase division (reviewed by Yamamoto and Hiraoka, 2001).. In Saccharomyces cerevisiae and most likely in all eukaryotes, meiotic recombination is initiated by the Spo11 protein, a member of the type II topoisomerase family (Bergerat ...
Accurate chromosome segregation during meiosis requires that homologous chromosomes pair and become physically connected so that they can orient properly on the meiosis I spindle. These connections are formed by homologous recombination closely integrated with the development of meiosis-specific, higher-order chromosome structures. The yeast Pch2 protein has emerged as an important factor with roles in both recombination and chromosome structure formation, but recent analysis suggested that TRIP13, the mouse Pch2 ortholog, is not required for the same processes. Using distinct Trip13 alleles with moderate and severe impairment of TRIP13 function, we report here that TRIP13 is required for proper synaptonemal complex formation, such that autosomal bivalents in Trip13-deficient meiocytes frequently displayed pericentric synaptic forks and other defects. In males, TRIP13 is required for efficient synapsis of the sex chromosomes and for sex body formation. Furthermore, the numbers of crossovers and ...
Meiosis Meiosis is a process of reduction division in which the number of chromosomes per cell is cut in half through the separation of homologous chromosomes in a diploid cell. Meiosis is a process of reduction division in which the number of chromosomes per cell is cut in half through the separation of homologous chromosomes in a diploid cell. Meiosis I- results in two diploid daughter cells, each with the same number of chromosomes as the original cell. Meiosis I- results in two diploid daughter cells, each with the same number of chromosomes as the original cell. Tetrad- structure formed by the pairing of homologous chromosomes Tetrad- structure formed by the pairing of homologous chromosomes Crossing-over- exchanging portions of chromatids while forming tetrads Crossing-over- exchanging portions of chromatids while forming tetrads
Author Summary Cell proliferation involves DNA replication followed by a mitotic division, producing two cells with identical genomes. Diploid organisms, which contain two genome copies per cell, also undergo meiosis, where DNA replication followed by two divisions produces haploid gametes, the equivalent sperm and eggs, with a single copy of the genome. During meiosis, the two copies of each chromosome are brought together and connected by recombination intermediates (joint molecules, JMs) at sites of sequence identity. During meiosis, JMs frequently resolve as crossovers, which exchange flanking sequences, and crossovers are required for accurate chromosome segregation. JMs also form during the mitotic cell cycle, but resolve infrequently as crossovers. To understand how JMs resolve during the mitotic cell cycle, we used a property of budding yeast, return to growth (RTG), in which cells exit meiosis and resume the mitotic cell cycle. By returning to growth cells with high levels of JMs, we determined
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The overall goal of this proposal is to determine the role of the dual-specificity phosphatase Cdc14 during mammalian meiosis. Meiosis is the process by which a diploid precursor cell produces haploids and it is linked to species-specific differentiation programs that generate gametes. Cdc14 is highly conserved throughout evolution and is a critical mitotic cell-cycle regulator in all organisms studied to date. In budding yeast, Cdc14 mutants are unable to properly complete the first meiotic division where homologs are segregated. Mistakes in meiosis I are linked to nondisjunctions and chromosomal anomalies in humans. Higher eukaryotes contain 2 Cdc14 proteins, Cdc14a and Cdc14b, and the functions of both will be explored in this proposal. The specific aims of this proposal are to 1) test the hypothesis that Cdc14a and Cdc14b are required for meiosis in the mouse oocyte using an RNA interference (RNAi) approach, 2) test the hypothesis that over-expression of ...
Introduction. Meiosis essay Meiosis is a reduction division which occurs in sexually reproducing organisms to produce gametes. It involves one division of the chromosomes followed by two divisions of the nucleus and cell. The diploid parent cell gives rise to four haploid daughter cells. Before meiosis can happen, the DNA Must replicate, this is done in the stage of interphase. Following interphase the first stage of meiosis occur, this is the reduction division and starts with prophase I. In early prophase I centrioles are at their respective poles and their spindle fibres start to grow. The chromosomes become more visible with a beaded appearance due to the centromeres. The chromosomes become more visible by coiling up and condensing. ...read more. Middle. The bivalents arrange themselves on the equator in a random assortment. This random assortment leads to genetic variation. The spindle fibres now attach to the centromeres. Anaphase I follows after metaphase. In anaphase I the chromosomes, ...
During the construction of yeast artificial chromosome (YAC) libraries to facilitate mapping of the human genome, two YACs may be cotransformed into the same yeast cell, making further analysis very difficult. We present a simple method to rescue the required YAC that utilizes the segregation of chromosomes at meiosis. In brief, we crossed the cotransformed yeast cell with a non-YAC-containing strain and induced the resulting diploid to sporulate and undergo meiosis. The new haploid generation included some yeast cells that contained only the desired YAC. These YACs were analyzed by conventional methods. To exclude the possibility that major rearrangement occurred during the procedure, we analyzed the YACs with restriction enzymes that cut only rarely. We conclude that this is a useful technique to rescue cotransformed YACs.
Germ cells are unique in undergoing meiosis to generate oocytes and sperm. In mammals, meiosis onset is before birth in females, or at puberty in males, and recent studies have uncovered several regulatory steps involved in initiating meiosis in each sex. Evidence suggests that retinoic acid (RA) induces expression of the critical pre-meiosis gene Stra8 in germ cells of the fetal ovary, pubertal testis and adult testis. In the fetal testis, CYP26B1 degrades RA, while FGF9 further antagonises RA signalling to suppress meiosis. Failsafe mechanisms involving Nanos2 may further suppress meiosis in the fetal testis. Here, we draw together the growing knowledge relating to these meiotic control mechanisms, and present evidence that they are co-ordinately regulated and that additional factors remain to be identified. Understanding this regulatory network will illuminate not only how the foundations of mammalian reproduction are laid, but also how mis-regulation of these steps can result in infertility ...
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The chromosomes line up on the metaphase plate. Spindle fibers begin to pull on each one of the chromosomes from opposite directions. http://www.phschool.com/science/biology_place/biocoach/meiosis/metaii.html Metaphase II of Meiosis Anaphase II of Meiosis http://www.phschool.com/science/biology_place/biocoach/meiosis/compana.html As in anaphase in mitosis, spindle fibers pull the sister chromatids apart and towards opposite poles. Telophase II of Meiosis The chromatids reach the poles and new nuclear envelopes form ...
Cell undergoes first division/meiosis I/cytokinesis; chromosomes separate again; two cells from first division undergo second division/meiosis II/cytokinesis; one cell has given rise to four cells; diploid number/2n becomes haploid number/n; haploid cell contains only one chromosome from each original homologous pair; different haploid cells form because of random orientation during meiosis are basis for first variety; mixture of maternal and paternal chromosomes in any haploid cell is different; ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Essential role of Fkbp6 in male fertility and homologous chromosome pairing in meiosis. AU - Crackower, Michael A.. AU - Kolas, Nadine K.. AU - Noguchi, Junko. AU - Sarao, Renu. AU - Kikuchi, Kazuhiro. AU - Kaneko, Hiroyuki. AU - Kobayashi, Eiji. AU - Kawai, Yasuhiro. AU - Kozieradzki, Ivona. AU - Landers, Rushin. AU - Mo, Rong. AU - Hui, Chi Chung. AU - Nieves, Edward. AU - Cohen, Paula E.. AU - Osborne, Lucy R.. AU - Wada, Teiji. AU - Kunieda, Tetsuo. AU - Moens, Peter B.. AU - Penninger, Josef M.. PY - 2003/5/23. Y1 - 2003/5/23. N2 - Meiosis is a critical stage of gametogenesis in which alignment and synapsis of chromosomal pairs occur, allowing for the recombination of maternal and paternal genomes. Here we show that FK506 binding protein (Fkbp6) localizes to meiotic chromosome cores and regions of homologous chromosome synapsis. Targeted inactivation of Fkbp6 in mice results in aspermic mates and the absence of normal pachytene spermatocytes. Moreover, we identified the ...
Zygotene Stage of Meiosis in Plants Zygotene is the stage of meiotic prophase which instantly follows the leptotene and during which synapsis of homologous
The function of meiosis is for sexual reproduction as meiosis creates new cells for an organism. Meiosis has two cell divisions known as meiosis I and meiosis...
View Notes - Dis6_Mitosis+and+Meiosis+Worksheet_Solutions from BIOLOGY SC Bio Sci 93 at UC Irvine. 4 Meiosis 1. Why must a cell undergo meiosis? To produce gametes for sexual reproduction 2. For the
BACKGROUND Meiosis is a unique form of cell division in which cells divide twice but DNA is duplicated only once. Errors in chromosome segregation during meiosis will result in aneuploidy, followed by loss of the conceptus during pregnancy or birth defects. During mitosis, cells utilize a mechanism called the spindle assembly checkpoint (SAC) to ensure faithful chromosome segregation. A similar mechanism has been uncovered for meiosis in the last decade, especially in the past several years. METHODS For this review, we included data and relevant information obtained through a PubMed database search for all articles published in English from 1991 through 2011 which included the term meiosis, spindle assembly checkpoint, or SAC. RESULTS There are 91 studies included. Evidence for the existence of SAC functions in meiosis is provided by studies on the SAC proteins mitotic-arrest deficient-1 (Mad1), Mad2, budding uninhibited by benzimidazole-1 (Bub1), Bub3, BubR1 and Mps1; microtubule-kinetochore
Basigin (BSG) is a multifunctional glycoprotein that plays an important role in male reproduction since male knockout (KO) mice are sterile. The Bsg KO testis lacks elongated spermatids and mature spermatozoa, a phenotype similar to that of alpha-mannosidase IIx (MX) KO mice. MX regulates formation of N-acetylglucosamine (GlcNAc) terminated N-glycans that participate in germ cell-Sertoli cell adhesion. Results showed that Bsg KO spermatocytes displayed normal homologous chromosome synapsis and progression through meiosis. However, only punctate expression of the round spermatid marker SP-10 in the acrosomal granule of germ cells of Bsg KO mice was detected indicating that spermatogenesis in Bsg KO mice was arrested at the early round spermatid stages. We observed a large increase in the number of germ cells undergoing apoptosis in Bsg KO testes. Using lectin blotting, we determined that GlcNAc terminated N-glycans are linked to BSG. GlcNAc terminated N-glycans were significantly reduced in Bsg KO testes
Mechanisms for the initiation signal that delays the MI division.We address three possible mechanisms for the earlier start of the MI division in initiation mutants. The first hypothesis is that WT cells have a longer S phase because of the presence of recombination initiation proteins and that this results in a normal delay of the MI division. Cha et al. (4) showed that premeiotic S phase is shorter in spo11 mutants than in WT cells (4). This is consistent with the view that the shorter S phase results in the earlier timing of the MI division observed in spo11 mutants. The same authors, however, also showed that rec102 mutants had normal timing of premeiotic S phase (4). This is something of a paradox, since rec102 mutants clearly begin the MI division earlier than WT cells. We observe no significant differences in the timing of S phase (measured in three different ways) between WT cells and rec102, rec104, rec114, and spo11 mutants (Table 1). We note that the exact time at which 50% of cells ...
Drawing diagrams to show the stages of meiosis resulting in the formation of four haploid cells. [Drawings of the stages of meiosis do not need to include chiasmata. Preparation of microscope slides showing meiosis is challenging and permanent slides should be available in case no cells in meiosis are visible in temporary mounts ...
Meiosis is divided into two parts: meiosis I and meiosis II. At the end of the meiotic process, there are four daughter cells rather than the two produced at the end of the mitotic process. Each of the resulting daughter cells has one-half of the number of chromosomes as the parent cell. Test your knowledge of meiosis.
1805-01 1913 Animal Meiosis and 1912 Mitosis Poster Set Unmounted Meiosis occurs in all animals and plants. ... In animals, meiosis produces gametes directly. In land plants and some algae, there is an alternation of generations such that meiosis in the diploid sporophyte generation produces haploid spores. Fifteen st
5. How many chromosomes were present when meiosis I started?. 6. How many nuclei are present at the end of meiosis II? How many chromosomes are in each?. 7. Identify two ways that meiosis contributes to genetic recombination.. 8. Why is it necessary to reduce the number of chromosomes in gametes, but not in other cells?. 9. Blue whales have 44 chromosomes in every cell. Determine how many chromosomes you would expect to find in the following:. Sperm Cell:. Egg Cell:. Daughter Cell from Mitosis:. Daughter Cell from Meiosis II:. 10. Research and find a disease that is caused by chromosomal mutations. When does the mutation occur? What chromosomes are affected? What are the consequences?. 11. Diagram what would happen if sexual reproduction took place for four generations using diploid (2n) cells.. Experiment 2: The Importance of Cell Cycle Control. Some environmental factors can cause genetic mutations which result in a lack of proper cell cycle control (mitosis). When this happens, the ...
Mammalian MutL homologues function in DNA mismatch repair (MMR) after replication errors and in meiotic recombination. Both functions are initiated by a heterodimer of MutS homologues specific to either MMR (MSH2-MSH3 or MSH2-MSH6) or crossing over (MSH4-MSH5). Mutations of three of the four MutL homologues (Mlh1, Mlh3, and Pms2) result in meiotic defects. We show herein that two distinct complexes involving MLH3 are formed during murine meiosis. The first is a stable association between MLH3 and MLH1 and is involved in promoting crossing over in conjunction with MSH4-MSH5. The second complex involves MLH3 together with MSH2-MSH3 and localizes to repetitive sequences at centromeres and the Y chromosome. This complex is up-regulated in Pms2−/− males, but not females, providing an explanation for the sexual dimorphism seen in Pms2−/− mice. The association of MLH3 with repetitive DNA sequences is coincident with MSH2-MSH3 and is decreased in Msh2−/− and Msh3−/− mice, suggesting a ...
The synaptonemal complex (SC) is a widely conserved structure that mediates the intimate alignment of homologous chromosomes during meiotic prophase and is necessary for proper homolog segregation at meiosis I. immediate proof for SUMOs function in SC set up. A meiotic reduction-of-function stress displays decreased sporulation, abnormal degrees of crossover recombination, and reduced SC assembly. […]. ...
The exchange of genetic material means that new combinations of genes are created on two of the four chromatids: Stretches of DNA with maternal gene copies are mixed with stretches of DNA with paternal copies. This creation of new gene combinations is called recombination and is very important for evolution, since it increases the amount of genetic material that evolution can act upon. A statistical technique known as linkage analysis uses the frequency of recombination to infer the location of genes, such as those that increase a persons risk for certain diseases.. At the beginning of metaphase I, the nuclear envelope has dissolved, and specialized protein fibers called microtubules have formed a spindle apparatus, as also occurs in the metaphase of mitosis. These microtubules then attach to the kinetochore protein disks on the two centromeres of the homologous pair of chromosomes. However, there is an important difference between mitosis and meiosis in the way this attachment occurs. In ...
Meiosis is a special cell division employed in organisms undergoing sexual reproduction. In one meiotic cycle, a single round of DNA replication is followed by two rounds of nuclear division separating homologous chromosomes (meiosis I) and then sister chromatids (meiosis II), and finally produces four daughter cells with half the number of chromosomes. Accurate separation of chromosomes depends on the successful completion of homologous recombination and formation of meiotic crossovers (COs). COs establish physical links between homologs, which play a vital role in balancing the opposite pulling force of the spindle at metaphase I (Wang and Copenhaver, 2018).. Homologous recombination is initiated by the induction of programmed double-strand breaks (DSBs). DSBs are generated by a widely conserved sporulation 11 (SPO11)-meiotic topoisomerase VIB-like (MTOPVIB) protein complex (Fu et al., 2016; Robert et al., 2016; Vrielynck et al., 2016; Xue et al., 2016). DSBs are processed by the ...
The most important biological role of meiosis compared with asexual reproduction is providing genetic diversity of individuals as a result of mixing of paternal and maternal genes in the gamete. This is achieved in two ways.. Firstly, in the first division of meiosis the distribution of paternal and maternal chromosomes into the daughter cells is random, which results in gametes bearing different combinations of parental chromosomes (Smith and Nicolas 204). The second fundamental mechanism for the maintenance of genetic diversity is that in the initial phase of the first meiotic division homologous chromosomes are arranged opposite to each other and couple, forming one or more areas of contact (chiasm) between individual unsisterly chromatids. Next, the pair of chromatids that formed chiasm exchanges the sections of DNA (crossing-over process). As a result of crossing-over recombinant chromosomes are formed consisting of sections originating from different parent lines. Upon the completion of ...
Author Summary The ability of sexually reproducing organisms to produce viable offspring depends on their ability to faithfully execute meiosis. Meiosis is a specialized set of two cell divisions that ensures that each sperm and egg receives only one copy of each pair of chromosomes. Thus, in human females, although virtually all somatic cells carry 23 pairs of homologous chromosomes (for a total of 46 chromosomes), the egg needs to possess only one copy of each chromosome (for a total of 23). This reduction in chromosome number requires three basic steps: the pairing of homologous chromosomes, the linking of those pairs by recombination, and the separation of those pairs into two daughter cells at the first meiotic division. Unfortunately, little is known about the mechanism(s) by which the sites of recombination are chosen. Here we describe a Drosophila protein called Trem that both binds to meiotic chromosomes and defines the first known step of recombination initiation in Drosophila. Our studies of
Prior to fertilization, C. elegans oocytes are arrested in meiotic prophase with nuclei containing two copies of the diploid genome packaged into recombined bivalent chromosomes. The two rounds of meiotic chromosome segregation that generate the haploid oocyte pronucleus are completed in the zygote after the oocytes are fertilized. During each meiotic division, chromosome segregation is accomplished by a small acentriolar meiotic spindle that forms in the embryo anterior. During anaphase of meiosis I and again in meiosis II, the meiotic spindle associates with the cortex in an end-on fashion, and a highly asymmetric cytokinesis-like event extrudes a polar body (Figure 2; Albertson and Thomson, 1993; Clark-Maguire and Mains, 1994; Yang et al., 2003). In addition to the haploid pronucleus, the sperm brings a pair of centrioles into the oocyte, which lacks centrioles due to their degradation during oogenesis. As meiosis completes, the haploid oocyte and sperm-derived pronuclei, located at opposite ...
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We have employed a system that utilizes homologous pairs of human DNA-derived yeast artificial chromosomes (YACs) as marker chromosomes to assess the specific role(s) of conserved centromere DNA elements (CDEI, CDEII and CDEIII) in meiotic chromosome disjunction fidelity. Thirteen different centromere (CEN) mutations were tested for their effects on meiotic centromere function. YACs containing a wild-type CEN DNA sequence segregate with high fidelity in meiosis I (99% normal segregation) and in meiosis II (96% normal segregation). YACs containing a 31-bp deletion mutation in centromere DNA element II (CDEII delta 31) in either a heterocentric (mutant/wild type), homocentric (mutant/mutant) or monosomic (mutant/--) YAC pair configuration exhibited high levels (16-28%) of precocious sister-chromatid segregation (PSS) and increased levels (1-6%) of nondisjunction meiosis I (NDI). YACs containing this mutation also exhibit high levels (21%) of meiosis II nondisjunction. Interestingly, significant ...
Meiosis is a reproductive cell division since it gives rise to gametes. The resulting cells following meiosis contain half of the number of the chromosomes in the parent cell. That is because the parent cell undergoes two meiotic divisions called first meiotic division (meiosis I) and second meiotic division (meiosis II). Each of them has four major phases. These are prophase, metaphase, anaphase and telophase. Each of these phases is designated as I or II depending where it occurs, i.e. in meiosis I or in meiosis II. Anaphase II is the third stage in meiosis II. It is the stage after metaphase II, which is that phase wherein the chromosomes are at the equatorial plane and spindle fibers are attached to the kinetochores. Anaphase II is the stage when sister chromatids of every chromosome separate and begin to move towards the opposite ends of the cell. The separation and the movement is due to the shortening of the kinetochore microtubules. Anaphase II precedes telophase II. Meiotic anaphase II ...
Meiosis is essential for eukaryotic sexual reproduction, allowing the production of haploid gametes. In addition, meiotic recombination during the early stages of meiosis allows the exchange of genetic information, serving as an important source of genetic diversity. The success of meiosis depends on a complex and prolonged prophase I that involves homologous chromosome (homolog) pairing, synapsis, and recombination (Zickler and Kleckner, 1999; Page and Hawley, 2003; Schwarzacher, 2003). After pairing, the homologs continue to associate and this interaction has been referred to as homolog juxtaposition (Zickler and Kleckner, 1999). Recombination results in crossover events that correspond to cytologically observed chiasmata, which, in combination with sister chromatid cohesion, maintain the association between homologs in the form of bivalents, ensuring proper segregation of homologs at anaphase I. Synapsis, the formation of synaptonemal complexes (SCs) between closely associated chromosomes, ...
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Segregation of homologous maternal and paternal centromeres to opposite poles during meiosis I depends on post-replicative crossing over between homologous non-sister chromatids, which creates chiasmata and therefore bivalent chromosomes. Destruction of sister chromatid cohesion along chromosome arms due to proteolytic cleavage of cohesins Rec8 subunit by separase resolves chiasmata and thereby triggers the first meiotic division. This produces univalent chromosomes, the chromatids of which are held together by centromeric cohesin that has been protected from separase by shugoshin (Sgo1/MEI-S332) proteins. Here we show in both fission and budding yeast that Sgo1 recruits to centromeres a specific form of protein phosphatase 2A (PP2A). Its inactivation causes loss of centromeric cohesin at anaphase I and random segregation of sister centromeres at the second meiotic division. Artificial recruitment of PP2A to chromosome arms prevents Rec8 phosphorylation and hinders resolution of chiasmata. Our data are
The pachytene checkpoint prevents meiotic nuclear division in cells that fail to complete meiotic recombination and chromosome synapsis. This control mechanism prevents chromosome missegregation that would lead to the production of aneuploid gametes. The pachytene checkpoint requires a subset of pro …
Mitosis and Meiosis By: Erin Cole and Alexis Black 2 Cells Produced Mitosis includes one division that results in two daughter cells Mitosis produces diploid cells Consistent Chromosome Number:46 Mitosis is used to replace dead or damaged cells Somatic Cells are produced Daughter cells are identical to the parent cells One advantage of Mitosis for example would be the ability of skin cells to repair and replace themselves whenever they are damaged or die. A disadvantage of Mitosis is the fact that everything is the exact same, so if a disease was to come it would wipe out the entire population of that particular organism. 4 Cells Produced Meiosis includes two cell divisions resulting in four daughter cells. Meiosis produces haploid cells Meiosis is used to produce germ or sex cells for reproduction Consistent Chromosome Number: 23 Gamete cells are produced Daughter cells are NOT identical to parent cells One advantage of Meiosis is that it doesnt produce identical cells, so if a disease were to ...
Meiosis is a cell division process that produces haploid gametes from diploid cells. Several important meiotic events take place during prophase of meiosis I, most important being homologous chromosome pairing, meiotic recombination and formation of the synaptonemal complex (SC). These processes assure proper segregation of the homologous chromosomes into the haploid germ cells. Improper segregation of the homologos can cause chromosomal abnormality (aneuploidy), which causes various human disorders, notably mental retardation and pregnancy loss.. This thesis focuses on the relationship between recombination and the formation of SCs, aggregates of SC-related materials (polycomplexes) and recombination enzymes during meiosis. We have investigated SC formation in the absence of recombination, nature of polycomplexes and recombination enzymes in relation to the SCs structures and recombination nodules (RNs) in yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae.. Studies on yeast mutants suggest that the formation of ...
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The intimate synapsis of homologous chromosome pairs (homologs) by synaptonemal complexes (SCs) is an essential feature of meiosis. In many organisms, synapsis and homologous recombination are interdependent: recombination promotes SC formation and SCs are required for crossing-over. Moreover, sever …
ATM is a member of the phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PIK)like kinases, some of which are active in regulating DNA damage-induced mitotic cell-cycle checkpoints. ATM also plays a role in meiosis. Spermatogenesis in Atm−/− male mice is disrupted, with chromosome fragmentation leading to meiotic arrest; in human patients with ataxia-telangiectasia (A-T), gonadal atrophy is common. Immuno-localization studies indicate that ATM is associated with sites along the synaptonemal complex (SC), the specialized structure along which meiotic recombination occurs. Recombination, preceded by pairing of homologous chromosomes, is thought to require heteroduplex formation between homologous DNA, followed by strand exchange. These early meiotic steps (entailing the formation and processing of meiotic recombination intermediates with DNA-strand interruptions) require ssDNA-binding proteins such as replication protein A (RPA; refs 5-7). In somatic cells, DNA damage induces ATM-dependent phosphorylation of RPA. ...
Meiotic recombination is initiated by DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) created by the topoisomerase-like protein Spo11. During DSB formation, Spo11 becomes covalently attached to the 5 DSB ends. Removal of Spo11 is essential to repair the DSB by homologous recombination. Spo11 is removed endonucleolytically creating short-lived Spo11-oligonucleotide products. Here I demonstrate that: 1. Spo11-oligonucleotide products are not detected in recombination mutants believed to be defective in meiotic DSB formation. 2. When DSB repair is delayed, Spo11-oligonucleotides persist for longer. 3. Processing of Spo11-DSB ends to create Spo11-oligonucleotides is largely dependent on Mec1 and Tel1 activity. In the process of investigating Spo11-oligonucleotide degradation, it was observed that a mutant defective in both the meiotic recombination checkpoint and in DSB repair failed to accumulate the expected level of DSBs. Work described here leads to the proposal of a DSB feedback mechanism that functions ...
The bipolar spindle forms without centrosomes naturally in female meiosis and by experimental manipulation in mitosis. Augmin is a recently discovered protein complex required for centrosome-independent microtubule generation within the spindle in Drosophila melanogaster cultured cells. Five subunits of Augmin have been identified so far, but neither their organization within the complex nor their role in developing organisms is known. In this study, we report a new Augmin subunit, wee Augmin component (Wac). Wac directly interacts with another Augmin subunit, Dgt2, via its coiled-coil domain. Wac depletion in cultured cells, especially without functional centrosomes, causes severe defects in spindle assembly. We found that a wac deletion mutant is viable but female sterile and shows only a mild impact on somatic mitosis. Unexpectedly, mutant female meiosis showed robust microtubule assembly of the acentrosomal spindle but frequent chromosome misalignment. For the first time, this study ...
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A polar body is a cell structure found inside an ovum. Both animal and plant ova possess it. It is also known as a polar cell.. Asymmetrical cell division (cytokinesis) leads to the production of polar bodies during oogenesis. To conserve nutrients, the majority of cytoplasm is segregated into either the secondary oocyte or ovum, during meiosis I or meiosis II, respectively. The remaining daughter cells generated from the meiotic events contain relatively little cytoplasm and are referred to as polar bodies. Eventually, the polar bodies degenerate.. There may be one or two polar bodies in the ovum. The first polar body is one of the two products in the first stage of meiosis and is considered haploid, with 23 duplicated chromosomes (one of each pair of homologous chromosomes). The second polar body is also haploid, with 23 unduplicated chromosome. Both are relatively small and contain little cytoplasm. Sometimes the first polar body undergoes the second meiotic cell division.. In plants, the ...
Cell division in mitosis and meiosis is governed by evolutionary highly conserved protein kinases and phosphatases, controlling the timely execution of key events such as nuclear envelope breakdown, spindle assembly, chromosome attachment to the spindle and chromosome segregation, and cell cycle exit. In mitosis, the spindle assembly checkpoint (SAC) controls the proper attachment to and alignment of chromosomes on the spindle. The SAC detects errors and induces a cell cycle arrest in metaphase, preventing chromatid separation. Once all chromosomes are properly attached, the SAC-dependent arrest is relieved and chromatids separate evenly into daughter cells. The signaling cascade leading to checkpoint arrest depends on several protein kinases that are conserved from yeast to man. In meiosis, haploid cells containing new genetic combinations are generated from a diploid cell through two specialized cell divisions. Though apparently less robust, SAC control also exists in meiosis. Recently, it has emerged
Meiosis is a special type of cell division. Unlike mitosis, the way normal body cells divide, meiosis results in cells that only have half the usual number of chromosomes, one from each pair. For that reason, meiosis is often called reduction division. In the long run, meiosis increases genetic variation, in a way which will be explained later. Sexual reproduction takes place when a sperm fertilizes an egg. The eggs and sperm are special cells called gametes, or sex cells. Gametes are haploid; they have only half the number of chromosomes as a normal body cell (called a somatic cell). Fertilization restores the chromosomes in body cells to the diploid number. The basic number of chromosomes in the body cells of a species is called the somatic number and is labelled 2n. In humans 2n = 46: we have 46 chromosomes. In the sex cells the chromosome number is n (humans: n = 23).[1] So, in normal diploid organisms, chromosomes are present in two copies, one from each parent (23x2=46). The only exception ...
Monopolar attachment of sister kinetochores at meiosis 1 requires casein kinase 1. Kinetochore orientation in mitosis and meiosis
Reproductive biotechnology such as in vitro fertilization, the creation of transgenic animals or cloning by nuclear transfer depends on the use of fully grown, meiotically competent oocytes capable of completing meiotic maturation by reaching the stage of metaphase II. However, there exists only a limited quantity of these oocytes in the ovaries of females. In view of their limited number, growing oocytes without meiotic competence represent a possible source. The mechanisms controlling the acquisition of meiotic competence, however, are still not completely clear. A gas with a short half-life, nitric oxide (NO), produced by NO-synthase (NOS) enzyme can fulfill a regulatory role in this period. The objective of this study was to ascertain the role of NO in the growth phase of pig oocytes and its influence on the acquisition of meiotic competence with the help of NOS inhibitors, NO donors and their combinations. We demonstrated that the selective competitive iNOS inhibitor aminoguanidine and also ...
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The long-term goal of our laboratory is to understand how the cell-cycle events of meiosis are coordinated with the developmental events of gametogenesis. Chromosome mis-segregation during female meiosis is the leading cause of miscarriages and birth defects in humans. Recent evidence suggests that many meiotic errors occur downstream of defects in oocyte growth and/or the hormonal signaling pathways that drive differentiation of the oocyte. Thus, an understanding of how meiotic progression and gamete differentiation are coordinated during oogenesis is essential to studies in both reproductive biology and medicine. We use the genetically tractable model organism Drosophila melanogaster to examine how meiotic progression is both coordinated with and instructed by the developmental program of the egg.. In mammals, studies on the early stages of oogenesis face serious technical challenges in that entry into the meiotic cycle, meiotic recombination, and the initiation of the highly conserved ...
Cell division is the process by which a parent cell divides into two or more daughter cells.[1] Cell division usually occurs as part of a larger cell cycle. In eukaryotes, there are two distinct types of cell division: a vegetative division, whereby each daughter cell is genetically identical to the parent cell (mitosis), and a reproductive cell division, whereby the number of chromosomes in the daughter cells is reduced by half to produce haploid gametes (meiosis).[2] Meiosis results in four haploid daughter cells by undergoing one round of DNA replication followed by two divisions. Homologous chromosomes are separated in the first division, and sister chromatids are separated in the second division. Both of these cell division cycles are used in the process of sexual reproduction at some point in their life cycle. Both are believed to be present in the last eukaryotic common ancestor. Prokaryotes (bacteria) undergo a vegetative cell division known as binary fission, where their genetic ...
Cell division is of two types, mitosis and meiosis. Mitosis helps in taking us from a single celled zygote to an adult but meiosis produces sperms and eggs.
During meiosis, homologous recombination (HR) enables populations to adapt during evolution by producing new combinations of DNA sequences, and also ensures the stability of the karyotype of the organism by controlling the accurate segregation of homologous chromosome pairs. In most eukaryotes, recombinases RAD51 and DMC1 play an essential role in the repair of double strand breaks during meiotic HR. In mammals, DMC1 knockout results in an arrest of meiosis at early prophase I stage, without completion of HR. However, the function of RAD51 during meiotic HR in mammals remains unclear, due to the embryonic lethality of the RAD51 knockout mouse. Here we present our functional studies of RAD51 during mouse spermatogenesis using siRNA to knockdown RAD51 both in vivo by injecting siRNAs into mouse seminiferous tubules and in an in vitro spermatogenesis system with cultured spermatocytes. Our results reveals that RAD51 is indispensable for mouse meiotic HR, and that the knockdown of RAD51 leads to the ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Estimating the number of double-strand breaks formed during meiosis from partial observation. AU - Toyoizumi, Hiroshi. AU - Tsubouchi, Hideo. PY - 2012/12/1. Y1 - 2012/12/1. N2 - Analyzing the basic mechanism of DNA double-strand breaks (DSB) formation during meiosis is important for understanding sexual reproduction and genetic diversity. The location and amount of meiotic DSBs can be examined by using a common molecular biological technique called Southern blotting, but only a subset of the total DSBs can be observed; only DSB fragments still carrying the region recognized by a Southern blot probe are detected. With the assumption that DSB formation follows a nonhomogeneous Poisson process, we propose two estimators of the total number of DSBs on a chromosome: (1) an estimator based on the Nelson-Aalen estimator, and (2) an estimator based on a record value process. Further, we compared their asymptotic accuracy.. AB - Analyzing the basic mechanism of DNA double-strand breaks ...
Mechanism and Control of Meiotic Recombination. We study homologous recombination and chromosome structural changes that occur during meiosis, using budding yeast as a model system. Recombination, and in particular the crossover products of recombination, are essential for proper chromosome segregation during meiosis. Chromosome mis-segregation caused by defects in meiotic recombination leads to chromosome imbalance in gametes, and these chromosome imbalances are a leading cause of infertility and birth defects in modern human populations. We aim to describe the molecular steps of meiotic recombination, and how they are regulated in parallel with changes in chromosome structure and with cell cycle transitions that occur during meiosis. Because meiosis is an excellent model system to study homologous recombination, our findings also have provided insight into mechanisms by which DNA damage is repaired and genome integrity is maintained during the mitotic cell cycle.. Meiotic recombination ...
The highly evolutionarily conserved protein phosphatase 6 (PP6) has been shown to have a role in many cellular processes, including the cell cycle. PP6 modulates Aurora A activity in mitosis; however, its role in meiosis is completely unknown. To understand the function of PP6 in reproductive cells, Qing-Yuan Sun, Xiao Yang, Xingzhi Xu and colleagues (p. 3769) generated and analysed conditional knockout (KO) mice in which the catalytic subunit of PP6 (PPP6C) had been deleted (Ppp6F/F;Zp3-Cre). Ppp6c conditional KO mice were subfertile, but both follicular development and completion of meiosis I were unaffected by Ppp6c ablation. Upon inspection of Ppp6c conditional KO embryos, the authors found a high incidence of aneuploidy with a failure to reach the blastocyst stage and defects in second polar body extrusion, as well as in pronuclei formation. Close examination of Ppp6c conditional KO oocytes revealed abnormal microtubule spindles and a lack of the contractile ring, which resulted in ...
Meiosis is a special division during which a cell undergoes two sequential rounds of chromosome segregation with no intervening DNA replication, to generate gamete cells with half the original chromosomal complement. During the first meiotic division (meiosis I), recombination among homologous chromosomes generates novel genetic combinations that play an important role in evolution and breeding. Crossovers persist as cytologically visible chiasmata until homologues segregate in metaphase I and are important for ensuring balanced segregation of homologues [1]. Thus the evolutionarily important effects of recombination and allele shuffling are intimately tied to the physical workings of meiotic chromosome segregation and the maintenance of genome integrity over generations.. Meiotic recombination is an elaborate process, involving numerous steps that take place over the course of many hours (e.g. [2]). Recombination is essentially a DNA repair process that relies on initial programmed double ...
Control of sister chromatid cohesion/separation is critical to ensure faithful chromosome segregation during mitosis and meiosis. Failures in this mechanism during mitosis often lead to aneuploidy and chromosome instability, a major cause of cancer, while failures during meiosis promote miscarriage, birth defects, and infertility in humans. A key protagonist in this control is the cohesin complex, which are composed essentially by four subunits, two of them, called Smc1 and Smc3 (Structural maintenance of chromosomes), are members of a highly conserved protein family also found in prokaryotes and are implicated in various functions related to DNA dynamics, dose compensation, chromosome condensation, recombination, etc. The other two subunits are specific to eukaryotes and, depending on the organism, are termed Scc1/Rad21 or Scc3/STAG, the former mainly for yeast and the latter in higher eukaryotes. In addition to their function in chromatid cohesion during chromosome segregation, our previous ...
Meiosis is necessary for sexual reproduction in eukaryotes. Genetic recombination between non-sister homologous chromosomes is needed in most organisms for successful completion of the first meiotic division. Proteins that function during meiotic recombination have been studied extensively in model organisms. However, less is known about the evolution of these proteins, especially among protists. We searched the genomes of diverse eukaryotes, representing all currently recognized supergroups, for 26 genes encoding proteins important for different stages of interhomolog recombination. We also performed phylogenetic analyses to determine the evolutionary relationships of gene homologs. At least 23 of the genes tested (nine that are known to function only during meiosis in model organisms) are likely to have been present in the Last Eukaryotic Common Ancestor (LECA). These genes encode products that function during: (i) synaptonemal complex formation; (ii) interhomolog DNA strand exchange; (iii) ...
u>,/u>The synaptonemal complex is a protein which forms between [[Homologous chromosomes,homolgous chromosomes]]. The synaptonemal complex begins to form during the zygotene phase of [[Meiosis prophase 1,Prophase I]] in [[Meiosis,Meiosis]] and is complete in the pachytene phase. Acting like a zipper it holds the homologous chromosomes together, aligning them perfectly. After complete synapsis, crossing over occurs and in the diplotene phase, where the chiasma is visible, the synaptonemal complex unzips and disappears. === References === ,references />,br>,br ...
Studies in our lab are focused on the regulation of meiosis in mammals, with special emphasis on how meiotic recombination is controlled. We focus primarily on the role of various DNA repair pathways, most notably the DNA mismatch repair (MMR) family. Initially characterized by their function in repair of DNA, and their role in the etiology of human colorectal cancer, the MMR family is important for genome stability in a variety of organisms. Their function in meiosis is no less important, since disruption of the MMR pathway in mice leads to meiotic arrest and infertility. Our lab has been heavily involved in the analysis of MMR mouse mutants and their subsequent meiotic phenotypes, and these studies form the cornerstone of our research. In addition to the study of meiotic mutants, our lab is also interested in the identification of key protein-protein and protein-DNA interactions during mouse meiosis in order to understand how recombination events are regulated, monitored and resolved. Failure ...
Regulatory subunit of the CDC7-DBF4 kinase, also called DBF4-dependent kinase (DDK), which is involved in cell cycle regulation of premitotic and premeiotic chromosome replication and in chromosome segregation. DDK plays an essential role in initiating DNA replication at replication origins by phosphorylating the MCM2 and MCM4 subunits of the MCM2-7 helicase complex. DBF4 recruits the catalytic subunit CDC7 to MCM2 and to origins of replication. DDK has also postreplicative functions in meiosis. DDK phosphorylates the meiosis-specific double-strand break protein MER2 for initiation of meiotic recombination. Interacts with CDC5 during meiosis to promote double-strand breaks and monopolar spindle orientation. Inhibits CDC5 activity during mitosis through direct binding to its PBD.
Meiosis is a specialised, two-step cell division that ensures the reduction of the genome prior to the formation of generative cells. During meiosis, homologous centromeres are segregated during the first, and sister centromers during the second division. As there is no intervening DNA replication between the two meiotic divisions, each of the final division products contains only half of the initial DNA content. For a given diploid organism the developing generative cells are then haploid. It is important to note that, during meiosis, genetic information between maternal and paternal chromosomes is mutually exchanged, leading to novel combinations of genetic traits in the following generation. Two genetically diverse generative cells fuse during the process of fertilisation, re-establish the species-specific original genome content and constitute an individual with a unique genetic set-up ...
ATRX is a centromeric heterochromatin binding protein belonging to the SNF2 family of helicase/ATPases with chromatin remodeling activity. Mutations in the human ATRX gene result in X-linked alpha-thalassaemia with mental retardation (ATRX) syndrome and correlate with changes in methylation of repetitive DNA sequences. We show here that ATRX also functions to regulate key stages of meiosis in mouse oocytes. At the germinal vesicle (GV) stage, ATRX was found associated with the perinucleolar heterochromatin rim in transcriptionally quiescent oocytes. Phosphorylation of ATRX during meiotic maturation is dependent upon calcium calmodulin kinase (CamKII) activity. Meiotic resumption also coincides with deacetylation of histone H4 at lysine 5 (H4K5 Ac) while ATRX and histone H3 methylated on lysine 9 (H3K9) remained bound to the centromeres and interstitial regions of condensing chromosomes, respectively. Inhibition of histone deacetylases (HDACs) with trichostatin A (TSA) disrupted ATRX binding to the
The cell cycle process in which the synaptonemal complex is formed. This is a structure that holds paired chromosomes together during prophase I of meiosis and that promotes genetic recombination.
SYN1 is a meiosis-specific Arabidopsis homologue of yeast REC8. REC8 is an important component of the meiotic cohesion complex which maintains cohesion between sister chromatids. Cytological analysis of syn1\(^{-/-}\) has shown chromosome fragmentation at metaphase I. To determine the basis of chromosome fragmentation in the syn1\(^{-/-}\), three double mutants were constructed. I have demonstrated that chromosome fragmentation in syn1 is AtSPO11-1-dependent. Moreover, I have also shown that SYN1 has a role in DSB repair by analysing Atdmc1\(^{-/-}\)/syn1\(^{-/-}\) meiocytes. To investigate this further, immunolocalization studies in wild-type and syn1\(^{-/-}\) were conducted. Distribution of ASY1 and AtZYP1 was affected in syn1\(^{-/-}\). Both proteins appeared as aggregates, developing into an abnormal short linear signal in early prophase I, suggesting that both axis formation and synapsis are compromised. Distribution of the recombination proteins AtRAD51 and AtMLH1 was also aberrant. ...
Our results show for the first time that mouse SGO2 localizes at the inner centromere domain during both meiotic and mitotic divisions, in the same way as its orthologue Sgo2 in fission yeast (Kitajima et al, 2004; Rabitsch et al, 2004). SGO2 and RAD21 colocalize and show a double cornet arrangement at the inner centromere domain below the closely associated sister kinetochores during metaphase I and anaphase I. By contrast, REC8 colocalizes only with the vertical region of the T‐shaped SGO2 signals during these stages (supplementary Fig 4 online). These results show that there are two different cohesin complexes with either RAD21 or REC8 at the inner domain of metaphase I and anaphase I centromeres, and that these complexes coexist only at the vertical region of the T‐shaped SGO2 signals. Thus, SGO2, as has been proposed for Sgo1 in Drosophila and yeast meiosis (Kitajima et al, 2004; Marston et al, 2004; Rabitsch et al, 2004; Clarke et al, 2005), could protect centromeric cohesin ...
Guanyl nucleotide binding-proteins, or G-proteins, are ubiquitous molecules that are involved in cellular signal transduction mechanisms. Because a role has been established for cAMP in meiosis and G-proteins participate in cAMP-generating systems by stimulating or inhibiting adenylate cyclase, the present study was conducted to examine the possible involvement of G-proteins in the resumption of meiotic maturation. Cumulus cell-free mouse oocytes (denuded oocytes) were maintained in meiotic arrest in a transient and dose-dependent manner when microinjected with the nonhydrolyzable GTP analog, GTP gamma S. This effect was specific for GTP gamma S, because GppNHp, GTP, and ATP gamma S were without effect. Three compounds, known to interact with G-proteins, were tested for their ability to modulate meiotic maturation: pertussis toxin, cholera toxin, and aluminum fluoride (AlF4-). Pertussis toxin had little effect on maturation in either cumulus cell-enclosed oocytes or denuded oocytes when
Anaphase II: We abbreviate diploid as 2n. During metaphase II, sister chromatids are condensed and aligned at the equator of the cell. Adult flamingos lay eggs that hatch into flamingo chicks c. Crossing-over between homologous chromosomes produces chromosomes with new associations of genes and alleles. The possible number of alignments, therefore, equals 2n, where n is the number of chromosomes per set. The arrangement of the paired chromosomes with respect to the poles of the spindle apparatus is random along the metaphase plate. During meiosis II, the sister chromatids within the two daughter cells separate, forming four new haploid gametes. Individual spindle fibres bind to a kinetochore structure on each side of the centromere. Meiosis II: This doubles the variability of gamete genotypes. Gregor Mendel determined his peas had two sets of alleles, one from each parent. The mechanics of meiosis II is similar to mitosis, except that each dividing cell has only one set of homologous ...
a b c d e Bernstein, H., Bernstein, C. Evolutionary origin and adaptive function of meiosis. In "Meiosis", Intech Publ (Carol ... a b Bernstein H, Bernstein C, Michod RE (2011). "Meiosis as an evolutionary adaptation for DNA repair." In "DNA Repair", Intech ... Meiosis[edit]. If, as evidence indicates, sexual reproduction arose very early in eukaryotic evolution, the essential features ... a b Bernstein H, Bernstein C. Sexual communication in archaea, the precursor to meiosis. pp. 103-117 in Biocommunication of ...
Meiosis[edit]. Flowering plants generate gametes using a specialized cell division called meiosis. Meiosis takes place in the ... The adaptive function of meiosis is currently a matter of debate. A key event during meiosis in a diploid cell is the pairing ... Pollen is also produced by meiosis in the male anther (microsporangium). During meiosis, a diploid microspore mother cell ... Harrison CJ, Alvey E, Henderson IR (2010). "Meiosis in flowering plants and other green organisms". J. Exp. Bot. 61 (11): 2863- ...
Chromosome segregation during meiosis[edit]. Segregation of homologous chromosomes to opposite poles of the cell occurs during ... the first division of meiosis. Proper segregation is essential for producing haploid meiotic products with a normal complement ...
Meiosis[edit]. The genomes of diploid organisms in natural populations are highly polymorphic for insertions and deletions. ... During meiosis double-strand breaks (DSBs) that form within such polymorphic regions must be repaired by inter-sister chromatid ... Molecular-level studies of recombination during budding yeast meiosis have shown that recombination events initiated by DSBs in ... such recombination still occurs frequently during normal budding yeast meiosis (although not as frequently as during mitosis), ...
a b c d e Bernstein, H., Bernstein, C. Evolutionary origin and adaptive function of meiosis. In "Meiosis", Intech Publ (Carol ... a b Bernstein H, Bernstein C. Sexual communication in archaea, the precursor to meiosis. pp. 103-117 in Biocommunication of ... Meiosis[edit]. If, as evidence indicates, sexual reproduction arose very early in eukaryotic evolution, the essential features ... Consequently, sex-as-meiosis (fission sex) would evolve as a host strategy for uncoupling from (and thereby render impotent) ...
Meiosis and rejuvenation[edit]. When clonally aged P. tetraurelia are stimulated to undergo meiosis in association with either ... and that rejuvenation is due to the repair of this damage in the micronucleus during meiosis. Meiosis appears to be an ... Bernstein, H.; Bernstein, C. (2013). Bernstein, C.; Bernstein, H. (eds.). Evolutionary Origin and Adaptive Function of Meiosis ... Berger, James D. (October 1986). "Autogamy in Paramecium cell cycle stage-specific commitment to meiosis". Experimental Cell ...
The presence of meiotic genes, including meiosis specific genes, indicates that meiosis, and by implication, sex is present ... Sexual reproduction and meiosis[edit]. Evidence for sexual reproduction has been reported in the choanoflagellate species ... 2010)[18] screened the M. brevicollis genome for known eukaryotic meiosis genes. Of 19 known eukaryotic meiotic genes tested ( ... the discovery of both retrotransposons and key genes involved in meiosis[14] previously suggested that they used sexual ...
Meiosis followed by self-pollination produces little overall genetic variation. This raises the question of how meiosis in self ... An adaptive benefit of meiosis that may explain its long-term maintenance in self-pollinating plants is efficient ... Harris Bernstein, Carol Bernstein and Richard E. Michod (2011). Meiosis as an Evolutionary Adaptation for DNA Repair. Chapter ... doi:10.5772/25117 http://www.intechopen.com/books/dna-repair/meiosis-as-an-evolutionary-adaptation-for-dna-repair ...
Paternal and maternal chromosomes get separated in meiosis and the alleles with the traits of a character are segregated into ... Molecular proof of this principle was subsequently found through observation of meiosis by two scientists independently, the ... during meiosis such that each gamete contains only one of the alleles.[6] An offspring thus receives a pair of alleles for a ...
"Meiosis. doi:10.5772/56542. ISBN 978-953-51-1197-9. .. *^ Bai FY, Zhao JH, Takashima M, Jia JH, Boekhout T, Nakase T (2002). " ... "In Bernstein C, Bernstein H (eds.). Meiosis. ISBN 978-953-51-1197-9. . Retrieved 29 May 2016.. ... meiosis) and producing a variety of haploid spores, which can go on to mate (conjugate), reforming the diploid.[44] ... this yeast undergoes meiosis to form haploid spores.[47] Haploid cells may then reproduce asexually by mitosis. Katz Ezov et al ...
Hörandl, Elvira (2013). "Meiosis and the Paradox of Sex in Nature". In Bernstein, Carol. Meiosis. InTech. doi:10.5772/56542. ... and particularly its key processes in eukaryotes of meiosis and homologous recombination. One view is that sex evolved ... "Meiosis as an Evolutionary Adaptation for DNA Repair Chapter 19". In Kruman editor, Inna. DNA Repair. InTech. doi:10.5772/ ...
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"Meiosis". Retrieved 15 February 2007. Jessica Stapley, Philine G. D. Feulner et. al.: Recombination: the good, the bad and the ... They segregate (separate) during meiosis such that each gamete contains only one of the alleles. When the gametes unite in the ... Molecular proof of segregation of genes was subsequently found through observation of meiosis by two scientists independently, ... Paternal and maternal chromosomes get separated in meiosis, because during spermatogenesis the chromosomes are segregated on ...
"Audus, Leslie John (1911-2011)". Meiosis. Archived from the original on 29 September 2013. Retrieved 21 May 2013. CS1 maint: ...
Meiosis.) Artificial competence can be induced in laboratory procedures that involve making the cell passively permeable to DNA ...
The process of meiosis I is generally longer than meiosis II because it takes more time for the chromatin to replicate and for ... Proper homologous chromosome separation in meiosis I is crucial for sister chromatid separation in meiosis II. A failure to ... daughter cells resulting from meiosis I undergo another cell division in meiosis II but without another round of chromosomal ... Meiosis is a round of two cell divisions that results in four haploid daughter cells that each contain half the number of ...
... via meiosis. Meiosis also involves a stage of chromosomal crossover, in which regions of DNA are exchanged between matched ... ISBN 978-0-8153-3218-3. Alberts B, Johnson A, Lewis J, Raff M, Roberts K, Walter P (2002). "Meiosis". Molecular Biology of the ... Bernstein H, Bernstein C (July 2010). "Evolutionary origin of recombination during meiosis". BioScience. 60 (7): 498-505. doi: ... as the sex of offspring is determined by fertilization rather than the assortment of chromosomes during meiosis. For many ...
Bernstein, H.; Bernstein, C. (2017). "Sexual communication in archaea, the precursor to meiosis". In Witzany, Guenther (ed.). ... Bernstein, Harris; Bernstein, Carol (2013). "Chapter 3 - Evolutionary origin and adaptive function of meiosis". In Bernstein, ... Carol; Bernstein, Harris (eds.). Meiosis. Intech Publ. pp. 41-75. https://bauer.geoscience.wisc.edu/research/ https://www. ...
With this type of genetic analysis, a meiosis indicator is assigned to each position of the genome for each meiosis in a ... Meiosis indicatorsEdit. With very large pedigrees or with very dense genetic marker data, such as from whole-genome sequencing ... During meiosis, chromosomes assort randomly into gametes, such that the segregation of alleles of one gene is independent of ... If the allele from the 'second' copy of the parental chromosome is transmitted, a '1' would be assigned to that meiosis. The ...
MeiosisEdit. Meiosis is a central feature of gametogenesis, but the adaptive function of meiosis is currently a matter of ... Harrison CJ, Alvey E, Henderson IR (2010). "Meiosis in flowering plants and other green organisms". J. Exp. Bot. 61 (11): 2863- ... Animals produce gametes directly through meiosis from diploid mother cells in organs called gonads (testis in males and ovaries ... The existence of a multicellular, haploid phase in the life cycle between meiosis and gametogenesis is also referred to as ...
Meiosis results in a random segregation of the genes that each parent contributes. Each parent organism is usually identical ... Stenberg, P; Saura, A (2013). "Meiosis and Its Deviations in Polyploid Animals". Cytogenetic and Genome Research. 140 (2-4): ... The evolution of fertilisation is related to the origin of meiosis, as both are part of sexual reproduction, originated in ... Canina meiosis: (sometimes called "permanent odd polyploidy") one genome is transmitted in the Mendelian fashion, others are ...
Micronuclei primarily result from acentric chromosome fragments or lagging whole chromosomes that are not included in the daughter nuclei produced by mitosis because they fail to correctly attach to the spindle during the segregation of chromosomes in anaphase. These full chromosomes or chromatid fragments are eventually enclosed by a nuclear membranes and are structurally similar to conventional nuclei, albeit smaller in size. This small nucleus is referred to as a micronucleus. The formation of micronuclei can only be observed in cells undergoing nuclear division and can be clearly seen using cytochalasin B to block cytokinesis to produce a binucleated cells.[2] Acentric chromosome fragments may arise in a variety of ways. One way is that disrepair of DNA double-strand breaks can lead to symmetrical or asymmetrical chromatid and chromosome exchanges as well as chromatid and chromosome fragments. If DNA damage exceeds the repair capacity of the cell, unrepaired double-stranded DNA breaks may ...
Lu BC, Raju NB (1970). "Meiosis in Coprinus. II. Chromosome pairing and the lampbrush diplotene stage of meiotic prophase". ... and it has been used frequently as a model organism to study cell division and meiosis in Basidiomycetes. Chemical analysis of ... micaceus undergoes synchronous meiosis. The chromosomes are readily discernible with light microscopy, and all of the meiotic ...
Bernstein H, Bernstein C. Sexual communication in archaea, the precursor to meiosis. pp. 103-117 in Biocommunication of Archaea ... they tend to reproduce sexually by meiosis and syngamy.[61] ...
A cryptogam (scientific name Cryptogamae) is a plant (in the wide sense of the word) that reproduces by spores, without flowers or seeds. "Cryptogamae" (Greek κρυπτός kryptos, "hidden" + γαμέω, gameein, "to marry") means "hidden reproduction", referring to the fact that no seed is produced, thus cryptogams represent the non-seed bearing plants. Other names, such as "thallophytes", "lower plants", and "spore plants" are also occasionally used. As a group, Cryptogamae are the opposite of the Phanerogamae (Greek φανερός, phaneros = "visible") or Spermatophyta (Greek σπέρμα, sperma = "seed" and φυτόν, phyton = "plant"), the seed plants. The best-known groups of cryptogams are algae, lichens, mosses and ferns,[1] but it also includes non-photosynthetic organisms traditionally classified as plants, such as fungi, slime molds, and bacteria.[2]The classification is now deprecated in Linnaean taxonomy. At one time, the cryptogams were formally recognised as a group within ...
A meiosis II error can result in heterodisomy UPD if the gene loci crossed over in a similar fashion. Most occurrences of UPD ... A meiosis I error can result in isodisomic UPD if the gene loci in question crossed over, for example, a distal isodisomy would ... Heterodisomy (heterozygous) indicates a meiosis I error if the gene loci in question didn't cross over. When the child receives ... "Meiosis: Uniparental Disomy". Retrieved 29 February 2016. Angelman Syndrome, Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man "OMIM Entry ...
"Britten, James (1846 - 1924) , meiosis.org.uk". www.meiosis.org.uk. Archived from the original on 28 July 2017. Retrieved 28 ...
Meiosis I fails to complete, meiosis II creates two cells, one of which degenerates; three mitotic divisions form the ... Ixeris type: Meiosis I fails to complete; three rounds of nuclear division occur without cell-wall formation; wall formation ... The chromosomes double (endomitosis) and then meiosis proceeds in an unusual way, with the chromosome copies pairing up (rather ... Apomeiosis: "Without meiosis"; usually meaning the production of a meiotically unreduced gametophyte. Parthenogenesis: ...
Eslava AP, Alvarez MI, Delbrück M (October 1975). "Meiosis in Phycomyces". Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 72 (10): 4076-80. doi: ... fuse to form a diploid cell which then undergoes meiosis to form haploid meiotic products. These then reproduce by mitotic ...
Meiosis occurs only in the process of gametogenesis, i.e., when the gametes, or sex cells ( ovum and sperm ), are ... meiosis. meiosis mīŏ´sĭs [key], process of nuclear division in a living cell by which the number of chromosomes is reduced to ... Meiosis occurs only in the process of gametogenesis, i.e., when the gametes, or sex cells ( ovum and sperm ), are being formed ... Just before meiosis each chromosome replicates to form two identical copies in the form of strands called chromatids joined ...
This updated book includes meiosis methods ranging from classical genetic approaches with budding yeast to high resolution ... Genetic Approaches to Study Meiosis and Meiosis-Specific Gene Expression in Saccharomyces cerevisiae ... Detailed and practical, Meiosis, Second Edition will prove to be invaluable to biologists, geneticists, biochemists, and anyone ... This updated book includes meiosis methods ranging from classical genetic approaches with budding yeast to high resolution ...
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Meiosis is the process by which a diploid (2n) cell forms four gametes. Meiosis differs from mitosis as meiosis I involves ... Meiosis I is a reduction division[2] resulting in two haploid daughter nuclei from one diploid cell. Meiosis II is very similar ... Meiosis I. There are six stages to meiosis I: *Early prophase I. This is identical to mitosis early prophase where: * ... Meiosis II. Meiosis II is very similar to mitosis, with the exception that four haploid cells are formed. The stages listed ...
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... is a differentiation programme used by sexually reproducing organisms for generating reproductive cells ... Meiosis. (a) The aim of meiosis to reduce chromosome numbers by half (from a diploid cell [2n] to haploid sex cells [1n]) is ... i) During meiosis I (MI), the genetic complement is reduced by half (reductional division) by disjunction of homologous ... ii) During meiosis II (MII), the newly duplicated sister chromatids separate. (iii) Following two rounds of genome segregation ...
Meiosis is divided into meiosis I and meiosis II which are further divided into Karyokinesis I and Cytokinesis I and ... Therefore, meiosis includes the stages of meiosis I (prophase I, metaphase I, anaphase I, telophase I) and meiosis II (prophase ... The two meiotic divisions are known as meiosis I and meiosis II. Before meiosis begins, during S phase of the cell cycle, the ... In some species, cells enter a resting phase known as interkinesis between meiosis I and meiosis II. Meiosis I and II are each ...
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Some important meiosis terms include chromosomes, nucleus, cell and genetic... ... Meiosis terminology is a vocabulary of words that are necessary to understand and explain the process of meiosis. ... Where does meiosis occur?. A: Meiosis occurs in the reproductive organs of all males and females. The process of meiosis ... When does meiosis occur in humans?. A: Meiosis in humans happens before birth in females, and constantly after puberty in males ...
Meiosis is complete. Significance of meiosis. Meiosis facilitates stable sexual reproduction. Without the halving of ploidy, or ... Menstruated oocytes continue meiosis I and arrest at meiosis II until fertilization. The process of meiosis in females is ... Therefore, meiosis encompasses the interphase (G1, S, G2), meiosis I (prophase I, metaphase I, anaphase I, telophase I), and ... Meiosis in humans. In females, meiosis occurs in precursor cells known as "oogonia" that divide twice into oocytes, female ...
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2. La meiosis:La MITOSIS es un proceso de división celular corto (durahoras) en cambio, la MEIOSIS es un proceso largo, ... Similitudes y diferencias entre la mitosis y la meiosis * 1. Similitudes y diferencias entre la mitosis y la meiosisLa mitosis: ... en la MEIOSIS cada ciclo deduplicación del ADN es seguido por 2 divisiones, y las 4células hijas Haploides resultantes ... la MEIOSIS seproduce en células SEXUALES, germinales o gametas(Espermatozoide y óvulo) por cada célula madre diploide ...
In meiosis, cohesion and recombination are modified in such a way that reciprocal exchange and reductional segregation of ... Sister chromatid cohesion and recombination in meiosis.. van Heemst D1, Heyting C. ... sister chromatid cohesion and the relation between the two processes must be regulated differently in mitosis and meiosis. ...
Meiosis-expressed gene 1 protein (IPR020186). Short name: Meiosis-expressed_gene_1 ... This entry represents Meiosis-expressed gene 1 protein and its homologues, encoded by the gene MEIG1. It may be involved in ...
Mitosis and meiosis share some similarities, but the processes have distinct differences as well. Gametes are produced through ... meiosis, and are crucial to sexual reproduction; these are the... ... Count the number of divisions in meiosis. In meiosis, the cell ... which is known as Meiosis I and Meiosis II. This means that each phase 1 might find in mitosis is found twice in meiosis:[9] * ... In meiosis, half the number of chromosomes are transferred. Meiosis is used during sexual reproduction: half of the chromosomes ...
  • meiosis mīŏ´sĭs [ key ] , process of nuclear division in a living cell by which the number of chromosomes is reduced to half the original number. (infoplease.com)
  • In the first stage of meiosis, called the reduction division, the members of each pair of homologous chromosomes lie side by side and crossing over occurs. (infoplease.com)
  • In contrast to normal cell division, known as mitosis, the double set of genes and chromosomes of the diploid cells is reduced during meiosis to a single haploid set. (blackwellpublishing.com)
  • Meiosis begins with the same G 1 , S, and G 2 stages as mitosis and also ends with a duplicate set of chromosomes. (infoplease.com)
  • The functional difference between mitosis and meiosis occurs in meiosis I. A synapsis occurs during prophase I, where homologous chromosomes align next to each other. (infoplease.com)
  • The process of meiosis whereby the nuclear divisions of a cell result in four gametocytes, each containing half the number of chromosomes found in somatic cells. (smartdraw.com)
  • Meiosis begins when the chromosomes, which have already duplicated, condense along the center of the nucleus, and pairs of homologous chromosomes undergo crossing over , whereby some of their genetic material is exchanged. (dictionary.com)
  • Meiosis thus produces four cells, each of which contain half the number of chromosomes as the original cell. (dictionary.com)
  • During the period between completion of genome duplication and the first division, homologous maternal and paternal chromosomes pair with one another and exchange genetic material, culminating in formation of crossovers, which physically link the homologous chromosomes until they are separated at anaphase I. During the second genome division, the duplicated sister chromatids, which remain connected during meiosis I, are separated. (els.net)
  • i) During meiosis I (MI), the genetic complement is reduced by half ('reductional' division) by disjunction of homologous maternal and paternal chromosomes. (els.net)
  • The first phase of meiosis involves duplication and then separation of the chromosomes, followed by division into two daughter cells that each contain half the number of chromosomes as the original cell. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Some important meiosis terms include chromosomes, nucleus, cell and genetic reassortment. (reference.com)
  • During meiosis, chromosomes are duplicated and split to form the daughter cells. (reference.com)
  • Meiosis is a type of cell division that reduces the number of chromosomes in the parent cell. (reference.com)
  • In biology , meiosis is the process by which the number of chromosomes in a cell nucleus is halved during the formation of germ cells ( eggs and sperm ). (newworldencyclopedia.org)
  • In meiosis, the diploid cell's genome, which is composed of ordered structures of coiled DNA called chromosomes, is replicated once and separated twice, producing four haploid cells, with each containing half (one set) of the original cell's chromosomes. (newworldencyclopedia.org)
  • Meiosis uses many biochemical processes that are similar to those used in mitosis in order to distribute chromosomes among the resulting cells, but the outcome is very different. (newworldencyclopedia.org)
  • The significance of meiosis for reproduction and inheritance , however, was not described until 1890 by German biologist August Weismann (1834-1914), who noted that two cell divisions were necessary to transform one diploid cell into four haploid cells if the number of chromosomes had to be maintained. (newworldencyclopedia.org)
  • In 1911, American geneticist Thomas Hunt Morgan (1866-1945) observed crossover (an exchange of material between two chromosomes) in Drosophila melanogaster meiosis and provided the first true genetic interpretation of meiosis. (newworldencyclopedia.org)
  • Errors in meiosis resulting in aneuploidy (an abnormal number of chromosomes) are the leading known cause of miscarriage and the most frequent genetic cause of developmental disabilities. (wikipedia.org)
  • In meiosis, DNA replication is followed by two rounds of cell division to produce four daughter cells, each with half the number of chromosomes as the original parent cell. (wikipedia.org)
  • In most organisms, these links can help direct each pair of homologous chromosomes to segregate away from each other during Meiosis I, resulting in two haploid cells that have half the number of chromosomes as the parent cell. (wikipedia.org)
  • Because the number of chromosomes is halved during meiosis, gametes can fuse (i.e. fertilization) to form a diploid zygote that contains two copies of each chromosome, one from each parent. (wikipedia.org)
  • Thus, alternating cycles of meiosis and fertilization enable sexual reproduction, with successive generations maintaining the same number of chromosomes. (wikipedia.org)
  • Meiosis produces haploid gametes (ova or sperm) that contain one set of 23 chromosomes. (wikipedia.org)
  • This same pattern, but not the same number of chromosomes, occurs in all organisms that utilize meiosis. (wikipedia.org)
  • In meiosis, cohesion and recombination are modified in such a way that reciprocal exchange and reductional segregation of homologous chromosomes are ensured. (nih.gov)
  • Because gametes need to have half the number of chromosomes as normal cells, cells divide twice in meiotic reproduction, which is known as Meiosis I and Meiosis II. (wikihow.com)
  • In meiosis I, two daughter cells are split by cytokinesis and produced with 46 chromosomes. (prezi.com)
  • While meiosis almost certainly evolved from mitosis, it has not one but four novel steps: the pairing of homologous chromosomes, the occurrence of extensive recombination between non-sister chromatids during pairing, the suppression of sister-chromatid separation during the first meiotic division, and the absence of chromosome replication during the second meiotic division. (genetics.org)
  • Therefore the actual number of chromosomes is still 46 (2 x 23) i.e. not haploid (23), which isn't achieved until after the final division in meiosis 2. (thenakedscientists.com)
  • During which stage of meiosis do chromosomes divide at the centromeres? (syvum.com)
  • The daughter cells contain half the number of chromosomes as compared to the parent cells in meiosis. (syvum.com)
  • The number of chromosomes is reduced to half in meiosis, while it remains the same in mitosis. (syvum.com)
  • Cells formed through meiosis have only half the number of chromosomes or genetic material of the parent cell. (edhelper.com)
  • Replication of chromosomes occurs in both mitosis and meiosis. (prezi.com)
  • The only difference is that maternal and paternal chromosomes are being replicated in cells undergoing meiosis. (prezi.com)
  • Sexual reproduction creates genetic variation in two ways: by shuffling together the chromosomes of parents, which happens during fertilization, and by recombining the genes on the chromosomes themselves, which happens during meiosis. (reference.com)
  • The process of meiosis results in four cells that possess half of the chromosomes of the original cell. (reference.com)
  • The final result of meiosis is haploid daughter cells that have 23 chromosomes each. (reference.com)
  • During meiosis 1, a diploid cell's chromosomes segregate and produce four haploid cells. (reference.com)
  • During meiosis, the genome of a diploid germ cell, which is composed of long segments of DNA packaged into chromosomes , undergoes DNA replication followed by two rounds of division, resulting in haploid cells called gametes. (bionity.com)
  • Because the chromosomes of each parent undergo genetic recombination during meiosis, each gamete, and thus each zygote, will have a unique genetic blueprint encoded in its DNA. (bionity.com)
  • Meiosis uses many of the same biochemical mechanisms employed during mitosis to accomplish the redistribution of chromosomes. (bionity.com)
  • There are several features unique to meiosis, most importantly the pairing and genetic recombination between homologous chromosomes . (bionity.com)
  • Once per life cycle, mitotic nuclear divisions are replaced by meiosis I and II - reducing chromosome number from the diploid level to a haploid genome, reshuffling the homologous chromosomes by their centromeres, and recombining chromosome arms by crossing-over. (worldcat.org)
  • And in Meiosis One, what you end up with is two cells that now have haploid number of chromosomes. (khanacademy.org)
  • Meiosis and Mitosis both divide asexually (i'm not sure if its even possible to divide sexually), where meiosis normally occurs in sex cells to produce gamates (eggs and sperm) having only 1/2 the normal number of chromosomes, and mitosis occurs in most other cells, with the resulting cells being an exact clone of the original. (physicsforums.com)
  • Unlike mitosis , the way normal body cells divide, meiosis results in cells that only have half the usual number of chromosomes , one from each pair. (wikipedia.org)
  • This is because bits of chromosomes have been exchanged in the process of meiosis. (wikipedia.org)
  • Meiosis is the creation of sex cells and it creates genetically different chromosomes. (smore.com)
  • During meiosis, homologous chromosomes (homologues) recognize each other and then intimately associate. (pnas.org)
  • Studies exploiting species with large chromosomes reveal that chromatin is remodeled at the onset of meiosis before this intimate association. (pnas.org)
  • Thus, chromatin remodeling at the onset of meiosis enables the chromosomes to become competent to pair and recombine efficiently. (pnas.org)
  • At the start of meiosis, each chromosome must recognize its homologue from among all of the chromosomes present in the nucleus. (pnas.org)
  • Meiotic studies of species with large chromosomes reveal that chromosomes undergo extensive chromatin remodeling at the onset of meiosis ( 2 , 3 ). (pnas.org)
  • On entry into meiosis just before chromosome pairing, the subtelomeric heterochromatin knobs visualized on Lilium, rye, and maize chromosomes "disappear" as a result of these conformational changes ( 3 ⇓ ⇓ - 6 ). (pnas.org)
  • The Ph1 locus ensures that only true homologues pair at meiosis from among the six related chromosomes ( 11 ). (pnas.org)
  • Meiosis is the cellular process by which diploid reproductive cells shed one whole set of chromosomes before they differentiate into haploid gametes (sperm or egg). (sciencemag.org)
  • F ) After meiosis II anaphase, two gametes inherit three chromosomes and two inherit only one chromosome. (sciencemag.org)
  • About 20% of all conceptions have major chromosomal abnormalities caused by missegregation of chromosomes during meiosis ( 2 ). (sciencemag.org)
  • What happens between meiosis 1 and meiosis 2 that reduces the number of chromosomes? (studystack.com)
  • Meiosis, a type of cell division specific to reproduction, avoids this by halving the number of chromosomes in a cell. (pbs.org)
  • Prior to meiosis, chromosomes replicate and form sister chromatids. (thenakedscientists.com)
  • Oh, and I would say that if 2 different paternal chromosomes did link during meiosis, you'd some have messed up gametes coming out that if there was a crossover. (thenakedscientists.com)
  • How do chromosomes find their opposite number in meiosis? (thenakedscientists.com)
  • During meiosis, chromosomes do not duplicate first, and each cell receives a half-set after it divides. (gardenguides.com)
  • Meiosis I is unique and involves the segregation of homologous chromosomes (homologs), whereas meiosis II is similar to mitosis and results in the segregation of sister chromatids. (frontiersin.org)
  • At meiosis I, homologous chromosomes recombine and then segregate to opposite poles, while the sister chromatids segregate from each other at meoisis II. (genome.jp)
  • It may take several different learning activities for students to really get the concept of independent assortment, which results in unique combinations of chromosomes in the gametes produced from meiosis. (biologycorner.com)
  • In biology or life science, meiosis (pronounced my-oh-sis) is a process of reductional division in which the number of chromosomes per cell is cut in half. (wikidoc.org)
  • In 1911 the American geneticist Thomas Hunt Morgan (1866-1945) observed crossover in Drosophila melanogaster meiosis and provided the first genetic evidence that genes are transmitted on chromosomes. (wikidoc.org)
  • The unique chromosome dynamics of meiosis have fascinated scientists for well over a century, but in recent years there has been a proliferation of new data concerning the pairing, recombination, and segregation of chromosomes. (springer.com)
  • In Meiosis , expert researchers explore recent advances in three main areas: quantitative genetic methods for analysis of homologous recombination and chromosome pairing, development of direct physical assays for DNA intermediates and products of recombination, and cytological methods for characterizing chromosome behaviors and the patterns by which specific proteins associate with meiotic chromosomes. (springer.com)
  • Meiosis: Volume 2, Cytological Methods , details methods for preparing and examining meiotic tissues, cells, and chromosomes by electron microscopy, indirect immunofluorescence, fluorescent in situ hybridization, and live-cell imaging. (springer.com)
  • The biological process of Meiosis involves DNA synthesis followed by two rounds of cell division and results in four daughter cells with half the number of chromosomes as the starting cell. (highlighthealth.com)
  • Natalie Bogolyubova and Alexander Ginzburg, "Actin Colocalization with Metaphase Chromosomes of the Second Meiosis in Ovulated Mouse Oocytes," Developmental Biology Journal , vol. 2013, Article ID 426369, 6 pages, 2013. (hindawi.com)
  • In humans, prophase two initiates meiosis two, where dense, X-shaped chromosomes begin to appear in a haploid cell's nucleus. (jove.com)
  • It relies on the haploid cells produced during meiosis I, each of which contain only 23 chromosomes-one from each homologous initial pair. (jove.com)
  • The result of meiosis II is two haploid cells, each containing only one copy of all 23 chromosomes. (jove.com)
  • in yeast show that there is a spindle checkpoint that operates during meiosis to ensure that an equal number of replicated chromosomes arrives at each pole of the cell. (sciencemag.org)
  • Meiosis is the process that a cell (haploid) goes through to halve the number of chromosomes. (veteranstoday.com)
  • The number of chromosomes does not double before meiosis I. Before meiosis I, the number of chromosomes remains the same, but each chromosome doubles the number of its chromatids. (physicsforums.com)
  • The other phases of meiosis I and II resemble those of mitosis, except that in meiosis I the two chromosomes of each bivalent separate and move to opposite poles. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Meiosis (only two of the 23 human chromosome pairs are shown, the chromosomes from one parent in black, those from the other parent in outline). (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Meiosis occurs only in the process of gametogenesis, i.e., when the gametes, or sex cells ( ovum and sperm ), are being formed. (infoplease.com)
  • Meiosis is the process of cell division in which gametes, or sex cells, are made. (blackwellpublishing.com)
  • however, meiosis continues with another division, which creates the four haploid gametes, in a process called gametogenesis . (infoplease.com)
  • Spontaneous mistakes occur during meiosis that lead to gametes with unusual changes in their genetic structure (makeup). (infoplease.com)
  • Meiosis involves two consecutive divisions of the nucleus and leads to the production of reproductive cells (gametes) in animals and to the formation of spores in plants, fungi, and most algae (the haploid spores grow into organisms that produce gametes by mitosis). (dictionary.com)
  • Meiosis is the process by which the nucleus divides in all sexually reproducing organisms during the production of spores or gametes. (dictionary.com)
  • Meiosis is the process by which a diploid (2n) cell forms four gametes . (conservapedia.com)
  • Meiosis II is very similar to mitosis, where the genetic material in each of the two meiosis I daughter nucleus is halved to form four gametes. (conservapedia.com)
  • The haploid products of meiosis differentiate into gametes directly, or an intervening phase of mitotic divisions may occur before gamete formation. (els.net)
  • Two gametes of different mating type (red versus blue) fuse to a diploid cell, the zygote, which may enter a phase of mitotic divisions, or undergo meiosis directly. (els.net)
  • The process of meiosis results in the formation of gametes. (reference.com)
  • Meiosis is the production of gametes, the cells used in sexual re. (reference.com)
  • Human primordial germ cells (PGCs, a type of barely-pluripotent stem cell) undergo meiosis to create haploid gametes, which are sperm cells for males and ova, or egg cells, for females. (newworldencyclopedia.org)
  • In human reproduction, the diploid germ-line stem cells undergo meiosis to create haploid gametes, which fertilize to form the zygote. (newworldencyclopedia.org)
  • from Greek μείωσις, meiosis, meaning "lessening") is a special type of cell division of germ cells in sexually-reproducing organisms used to produce the gametes, such as sperm or egg cells. (wikipedia.org)
  • Consider how gametes are produced in meiosis. (wikihow.com)
  • Because the gametophytes themselves are haploid, however, they produce gametes by mitosis rather than meiosis. (reference.com)
  • For more than 15 years, Dernburg has aimed that laserlike focus on meiosis-the two-part cell division process that reduces diploid germline cells to haploid gametes (such as ova and sperm)-using C. elegans as a model system. (the-scientist.com)
  • These cells, called gametes, form by a type of cell division called meiosis. (edhelper.com)
  • Meiosis is used to produce gametes for sexual reproduction. (prezi.com)
  • Germ cells, which are diploid, undergo meiosis to produce haploid gametes. (reference.com)
  • In biology , meiosis (pronounced mi-o-sis or me-o-sis) is the process by which one diploid eukaryotic cell divides to generate four haploid cells often called gametes . (bionity.com)
  • As Jixk said, both cell divisions are asexual but meiosis produces gametes/sex cell (either sperm or egg) whereas mitosis produce 'normal' cell. (physicsforums.com)
  • Meiosis reduces the chromosome # to half that of the parent and produces 4 haploid cells (gametes). (physicsforums.com)
  • gametes) Goes through 2 stages of division meiosis I & II, with II being like mitosis except in the number of cells formed. (physicsforums.com)
  • F ) after meiosis II anaphase, all four gametes inherit the correct chromosome complement. (sciencemag.org)
  • Introduction Meiosis is reported to produce "four genetically varied gametes (eggs or sperm cells) out of a diploid cell. (bartleby.com)
  • In animals, meiosis is restricted to cells that form gametes (eggs and sperm). (bartleby.com)
  • Meiosis results in four cells called gametes - sex cells - but each has only one version of each gene. (howstuffworks.com)
  • The function of meiosis is to generate four haploid gametes, which are able to develop into germ cells. (frontiersin.org)
  • Meiosis can be a difficult concept to understand because it is a reduction division that results in unique gametes due to crossing-over that occurs in prophase I of meiosis. (biologycorner.com)
  • In animals, meiosis always results in the formation of gametes , while in other organisms it can give rise to spores . (wikidoc.org)
  • If meiosis produces gametes, these cells must fuse during fertilization to create a new diploid cell, or zygote before any new growth can occur. (wikidoc.org)
  • During meiosis, gametes are formed. (proprofs.com)
  • Cells formed during meiosis one divide during meiosis two, creating new ones that will develop into mature gametes, like sperm. (jove.com)
  • Thus, meiosis two results in haploid cells, each with a distinct mixture of parental information that yield gametes capable of fertilization, and giving rise to genetically unique siblings. (jove.com)
  • so at synapsis, four chromatids are aligned together in a structure called a tetrad , which is a fundamental difference between mitosis and meiosis. (infoplease.com)
  • You can tell the difference between mitosis and meiosis by considering the phases that each process includes. (wikihow.com)
  • This third cell division is not present in mitosis, so it should help you to tell the difference between mitosis and meiosis. (wikihow.com)
  • I know there's going to be at least on question on the main difference between mitosis and meiosis. (physicsforums.com)
  • The key to understanding the difference between mitosis and meiosis is not in the steps, but in the final products of each,' says Brandon Jackson, assistant professor in the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences at Virginia's Longwood University. (howstuffworks.com)
  • during the second genome division (meiosis II), the newly duplicated sister chromatids separate. (els.net)
  • Before meiosis begins, during S phase of the cell cycle, the DNA of each chromosome is replicated so that it consists of two identical sister chromatids, which remain held together through sister chromatid cohesion. (wikipedia.org)
  • During meiosis II, the cohesion between sister chromatids is released and they segregate from one another, as during mitosis. (wikipedia.org)
  • The homologous pairs divide in the first round of cell divisions (Meiosis I). Then, the sister chromatids divide again in the second round (Meiosis II). (wikihow.com)
  • Before meiosis, each homologue is replicated, forming two sister chromatids that remain linked together. (pnas.org)
  • The homologs separate and are pulled to opposite spindle poles and the cell divides into two daughters (meiosis I). Immediately thereafter (without an intervening interphase) a second spindle is assembled in each daughter cell, and the sister chromatids of each homolog are segregated equally to opposite spindle poles (meiosis II). (sciencemag.org)
  • At meiosis I, one pair of sister chromatids recombines with, then segregates from, its homologous pair, while the sister chromatids segregate from each other at meoisis II. (genome.jp)
  • Sgo1 with PP2A may protect pericentromeric but not arm cohesion of sister chromatids during meiosis I. Sgo1 then disappears at meiosis II to allow sister chromatids to separate. (genome.jp)
  • Every X consists of a centromere and joined sister chromatids, each containing a unique combination of maternal and paternal material caused by crossing over during meiosis one. (jove.com)
  • Importantly, each chromosome in these cells is composed of two joined copies, and when these cells enter meiosis II, the goal is to separate such sister chromatids using the same microtubule-based network employed in other division processes. (jove.com)
  • The process where haploid sex cells are created from diploid parents is called meiosis , and it occurs only in the reproductive organs. (infoplease.com)
  • Gametogenesis occurs only in the ovaries and testes and represents the formation of haploid egg and sperm as a result of meiosis. (infoplease.com)
  • DNA replication occurs through the same mechanisms in both meiosis and mitosis. (sparknotes.com)
  • What is the purpose of the genetic reassortment, or cross-over, that occurs in meiosis? (sparknotes.com)
  • Meiosis occurs in the reproductive organs of all males and females. (reference.com)
  • This cyclical process in eukaryotes , called the "biological life cycle," occurs by means of sexual reproduction, which is characterized by separation by meiosis and genetic recombination through fertilization. (newworldencyclopedia.org)
  • Meiosis occurs in all eukaryotic life cycles involving sexual reproduction, which is characterized by meiosis and fertilization. (newworldencyclopedia.org)
  • Meiosis occurs in all sexually-reproducing single-celled and multicellular organisms (which are all eukaryotes), including animals, plants and fungi. (wikipedia.org)
  • Meiosis occurs in humans, animals, plants and fungi in germ cells. (prezi.com)
  • The process of meiosis occurs in sexually reproducing organisms in order to produce egg and sperm cells. (reference.com)
  • Meiosis is essential for sexual reproduction and therefore occurs in all eukaryotes (including single-celled organisms) that reproduce sexually. (bionity.com)
  • Thus, the division mechanism of meiosis is a reciprocal process to the joining of two genomes that occurs at fertilization. (bionity.com)
  • Meiosis occurs in all eukaryotic life cycles involving sexual reproduction , comprising of the constant cyclical process of meiosis and fertilization. (bionity.com)
  • Homologous recombination occurs during meiosis. (physicsforums.com)
  • When meiosis occurs, crossing-over produces a genetic fingerprint which differs somewhat from the mother's. (wikipedia.org)
  • While mitotic division may occur in almost any living cell of an organism, meiosis occurs only in special cells. (bartleby.com)
  • Meiosis occurs in the primary sex cells leading to the formation of viable egg and sperm cells. (bartleby.com)
  • Meiosis occurs when a single cell divides twice to produce four cells containing half the original amount of genetic information. (howstuffworks.com)
  • While most cell division allows plants to grow, meiosis occurs specifically for producing sex cells. (gardenguides.com)
  • Where meiosis occurs in a vascular plant depends on the type of vascular plant. (gardenguides.com)
  • Meiosis occurs in the sporangia, producing spores with the potential to develop into structures that produce the fern's sex cells. (gardenguides.com)
  • Meiosis occurs in only egg and sperm cells. (veteranstoday.com)
  • The two meiotic divisions are known as meiosis I and meiosis II. (wikipedia.org)
  • We use time-lapse fluorescence microscopy to measure the timing of meiotic events in single cells and find that the duration of meiosis is highly variable between cells. (nih.gov)
  • The topic will include recent developments such as meiotic gene expression landscape (transcriptome), epigenome (DNA and histone modifications), smallRNAs, recombination event distributions, etc., and should shape the further research in plant meiosis. (frontiersin.org)
  • Ime1 is a transcriptional activator to promote expression of early meiosis-specific genes required for pre-meiotic DNA replication and meiotic recombination. (genome.jp)
  • Moreover, Cdc5 promotes the release of protein phosphatase Cdc14 from the nuclezus, which is required for anaphase I spindle disassembly and exit from meiosis I. The centromeric protein Sgo1 is a key regulator of meiotic chromosome segregation. (genome.jp)
  • Comprehensive and cutting-edge, Meiosis: Volume 2, Cytological Methods is an essential guidebook, providing up-to-date and critical new protocols for the study of meiotic chromosome dynamics. (springer.com)
  • The essential difference between mitotic and meiotic replication is that a single DNA duplication step is followed by only 1 cell division in mitosis, but 2 cell divisions in meiosis (4 daughter cells). (health.am)
  • One of the components of this meiotic spindle checkpoint turns out to be Mad2, which gives the signal to halt meiosis if it looks like unequal chromosome segregation is taking place. (sciencemag.org)
  • A diploid cell undergoing meiosis first duplicates itself and then divides two times, creating four haploid cells. (infoplease.com)
  • Meiosis I is a reduction division [2] resulting in two haploid daughter nuclei from one diploid cell. (conservapedia.com)
  • a) The aim of meiosis to reduce chromosome numbers by half (from a diploid cell [2n] to haploid sex cells [1n]) is achieved by a single round of genome duplication followed by two rounds of genome segregation. (els.net)
  • Although the process of meiosis is related to the more general cell division process of mitosis, it differs in two important respects: Meiosis begins with a diploid cell, which contains two copies of each chromosome, termed homologs. (wikipedia.org)
  • During meiosis, one diploid cell will eventually form ____ (How many? (proprofs.com)
  • The first is known as Meiosis I and includes: Interphase I, Prophase I, Metaphase I, Anaphase I, Telophase I and Cytokinesis. (prezi.com)
  • The second division is known as Meiosis II and consists of: Interphase II, Prophase II, Metaphase II, Anaphase II, Telophase II and Cytokinesis. (prezi.com)
  • Comparison of the Stages: Mitosis vs Meiosis Interphase http://www.phschool.com/science/biology_place/biocoach/mitosisisg/end.html The same things happen at this stage in both mitosis and meiosis: growth, normal cell function, and DNA replication. (prezi.com)
  • During meiosis 1, the cell will undergo interphase and probably the S-phase, where chromosome number becomes duplicated. (physicsforums.com)
  • The stages before meiosis are similar to those of interphase before mitosis. (physicsforums.com)
  • In metaphase of meiosis I, homologous Xsomes line up along the equator in a different way, such that both the Xtids of the Xsome are pulled to opposing poles by spindle fibres, thus the resulting cell after telophase I has a haploid number of Xsomes, and each consists of 2 chromatids. (thenakedscientists.com)
  • Both mitosis and meiosis happen inside the nucleus of the cell and go through the same stages known as prophase, metaphase, anaphase and telophase. (prezi.com)
  • Meiosis can only produce sex cells (sperm and egg cells). (prezi.com)
  • For humans the gain or loss of just a single chromosome during meiosis in either egg or sperm can have devastating consequences. (sciencemag.org)
  • In seed plants, separate male and female structures within the plant undergo meiosis to produce sperm and egg cells, respectively. (gardenguides.com)
  • Microsporangia -- located in the male cones for gymnosperms and the anthers for flowering plants -- produce sperm cells through meiosis. (gardenguides.com)
  • COURSE GOAL 2: Students will be able to conceptualize the hormonal implications of the menstruation cycle, oocyte maturation, and sperm activation as it relates to both reproductive health and overall health, analyze how the hormones of the pituitary relate to target tissues, examine the mechanisms behind oocyte maturation and meiosis, and illustrate how sperm development leads to modal function. (coursera.org)
  • Somatic cells (meaning any cell that is not a germline cell) undergo mitosis while germ cells (cells destined to become sperm or eggs) divide by a related process called meiosis. (highlighthealth.com)
  • Although the goal of meiosis II is the same in both males and females-to produce haploid egg or sperm cells-there are some critical differences in this process between the sexes. (jove.com)
  • Meiosis-the formation of egg and sperm cells-is a highly choreographed process that creates genetic diversity in all plants and animals, including humans, to make each of us unique. (veteranstoday.com)
  • A few eukaryotes, notably the Bdelloid rotifers, have lost the ability to carry out meiosis and have acquired the ability to reproduce by parthenogenesis. (bionity.com)
  • The only supergroup of eukaryotes which does not have meiosis in all organisms is excavata . (bionity.com)
  • Meiosis in single celled and multicelled eukaryotes is the basis of gamete formation and sexual reproduction. (physicsforums.com)
  • All eukaryotes that reproduce sexually use meiosis. (wikipedia.org)
  • Meiosis is a special type of cell division process necessary for the sexual reproduction of all eukaryotes. (frontiersin.org)
  • Together, meiosis and fertilization constitute sexuality in the eukaryotes, and generate genetically distinct individuals in populations. (wikidoc.org)
  • Meiosis produces spores in plants, according to Kimball's Biology Pages. (reference.com)
  • LEARNING the biological processes of mitosis and meiosis (M&M) is fundamental to understanding transmission genetics and molecular biology. (genetics.org)
  • This course will be of great interest to all students who wish to pursue a career in the sciences, medicine, pharmacy, nursing, biology or biodiversity or the individual learner who simply wants to learn more about mitosis, meiosis and their role in cell division and replication. (alison.com)
  • During which stage of meiosis does crossing over occur? (syvum.com)
  • Most oocytes arrest in the dictyate (diplotene) stage of meiosis circa E18.5. (jci.org)
  • Meiosis II is the second and final stage of meiosis. (jove.com)
  • Although mitosis and meiosis are fundamental to understanding genetics, students often find them difficult to learn. (genetics.org)
  • Sex-Linked Traits Through Meiosis and How It Relates to Genetics. (bartleby.com)
  • Summary of Inheritance Sex Linked Traits Meiosis Related to Genetics Objective The objective of this study is to summarize inheritance sex linked traits meiosis related to genetics. (bartleby.com)
  • In meiosis, several interesting events may happen along the way to provide genetic recombination , an unexpected change in the hereditary genetic material. (infoplease.com)
  • Unlike in mitosis where a cell reproduces an exact copy of itself, meiosis involves genetic recombination that leads to similar, but new and diverse cells. (sparknotes.com)
  • Crossover formation depends on meiosis‐specific pairing of the homologues and genetic recombination between the homologues. (els.net)
  • Meiosis is involved in producing genetic variation within a species and is part of the process of sexual reproduction . (conservapedia.com)
  • Meiosis forms the basis of sexual reproduction , which increases the genetic diversity of the offspring. (newworldencyclopedia.org)
  • Meiosis is necessary for successful sexual reproduction. (newworldencyclopedia.org)
  • In other words, meiosis and sexual reproduction produce genetic variation. (bionity.com)
  • The shuffling of alleles which takes place in meiosis may be the reason why sexual reproduction exists at all. (wikipedia.org)
  • Meiosis - Sexual Reproduction, crossing, genetically different, no homologous pairs, and and the chromosome number reduces by half. (smore.com)
  • This worksheet is intended to reinforce concepts related to meiosis and sexual reproduction. (biologycorner.com)
  • Meiosis and sexual reproduction generate genetic diversity, providing a richer source of material on which natural selection can act. (health.am)
  • Meiosis is essential for sexual reproduction. (highlighthealth.com)
  • Assembly of these membranes is initiated at the spindle pole bodies (SPBs) during meiosis II. (nih.gov)
  • Right ) ( C ) If the checkpoint pathway is compromised, meiosis I anaphase begins with a homolog pair attached to only one spindle pole. (sciencemag.org)
  • At the onset of meiosis I or II, a specialized complex of proteins on each chromatid, called the kinetochore, captures microtubules coming from one of the two spindle poles (see the figure ). (sciencemag.org)
  • For chromosome segregation to be equal, each homolog in meiosis I and each sister chromatid in meiosis II must become attached to microtubules coming from opposite spindle poles. (sciencemag.org)
  • This updated book includes meiosis methods ranging from classical genetic approaches with budding yeast to high resolution microscopy and computational methods for the analysis of recombination and modeling gene expression networks. (springer.com)
  • It is during meiosis that crossing-over and hence recombination occur. (blackwellpublishing.com)
  • Sister chromatid cohesion and recombination in meiosis. (nih.gov)
  • Recombination, sister chromatid cohesion and the relation between the two processes must be regulated differently in mitosis and meiosis. (nih.gov)
  • Recombination and meiosis. (worldcat.org)
  • Collaborative research has contributed greatly to understanding the mechanisms of meiosis: These include the European Union's MEIOSYS project with a total of ~€5 million funds(http://ec.europa.eu/research/bioeconomy/agriculture/projects/meiosys_en.htm), a US NSF-funded project with $4 million for mapping maize recombination events, and in China, an NSCF-funded 'mega-project' to study meiosis of crop species. (frontiersin.org)
  • However, neither these studies nor any other investigations of meiosis reveal whether chromatin remodeling is essential for chromosome pairing and recombination. (pnas.org)
  • The meeting will cover all aspects of meiosis, ranging from research into the molecular mechanisms that promote pairing, recombination and chromosome segregation in model organisms, to how these events impact human fertility and crop breeding. (aber.ac.uk)
  • It's difficult to describe the differences between the processes of mitosis and meiosis without using terms like 'homologous recombination' and 'cytokinesis,' which are confusing. (howstuffworks.com)
  • Is the process of DNA replication different in meiosis versus mitosis? (sparknotes.com)
  • What are the products of DNA replication in meiosis? (sparknotes.com)
  • Diploid cells (2 n ) that have differentiated to undergo meiosis perform two divisions after a single round of DNA replication. (els.net)
  • Mitosis leads to the replication of cells and meiosis leads to the replication of organisms. (prezi.com)
  • During meiosis, a single round of DNA replication is followed by two rounds of chromosome segregation, called meiosis I and meiosis II. (genome.jp)
  • During meiosis, a single round of DNA replication is followed by two successive rounds of nuclear division, meiosis I and meiosis II. (frontiersin.org)
  • HS-LS3-2 Make and defend a claim based on evidence that inheritable genetic variations may result from: (1) new genetic combinations through meiosis, (2) viable errors occurring during replication, and/or (3) mutations caused by environmental factors. (biologycorner.com)
  • Purpose of Chromosome replication before meiosis? (physicsforums.com)
  • Why does meiosis appear to require DNA replication? (physicsforums.com)
  • Meiosis II then follows immediately without DNA replication. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • D ) Then anaphase of meiosis I proceeds normally with equal segregation of homolog pairs. (sciencemag.org)
  • cytokinesis may occur - most animal cells will undergo cytokinesis but many plant cells pass into meiosis II without doing so. (conservapedia.com)
  • The four cells resulting from meiosis/cytokinesis become a tetrad of spores, each encased in a heavy sporopollenin wall, the sporoderm. (thefreelibrary.com)
  • Discussion, along with drawings and animations, are used to help participants understand the differences between and steps involved in mitosis and meiosis. (carleton.edu)
  • Meiosis in Rhynchonympha in one cytoplasmic and two nuclear divisions followed by autogamy. (dictionary.com)
  • Count the number of divisions in meiosis. (wikihow.com)
  • http://www.phoenix5.org/glossary/mitosis.html Mitosis During meiosis, cells undergo two separate divisions which result in a reduction of the chromosome number. (prezi.com)
  • Meiosis consists of two divisions. (prezi.com)
  • During meiosis, there 2 cell divisions, 1 mitosis-like division and a chromosome reducing division. (physicsforums.com)
  • There are two successive divisions, meiosis I and meiosis II, in which four daughter cells that have the haploid chromosome number (23 in humans) are formed. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Meiosis: 2N → 1N Meiosis http://faculty.stcc.edu/BIOL102/Lectures/lesson9/meiosis.htm Mitosis is used for growth of the organism and tissue repair. (prezi.com)
  • An example of eukaryotic organism in which meiosis does not exist is euglenoid . (bionity.com)
  • The sporophytes create spores by meiosis, which disperse by wind and water to form new gametophytes. (reference.com)
  • During meiosis in Saccharomyces cerevisiae four daughter cells, called spores, are generated within the boundaries of the mother cell. (nih.gov)
  • In all plants, and in many protists, meiosis results in the formation of haploid cells that can divide vegetatively without undergoing fertilization, referred to as spores. (wikidoc.org)
  • The general principle is that mitosis creates body, or "somatic," cells and meiosis creates the cells involved in reproduction, which are called "germ cells. (newworldencyclopedia.org)
  • Students compare terms such as diploid and haploid, mitosis and meiosis, and germ cells and somatic cells. (biologycorner.com)
  • Two stages occur in meiosis, each split down into several fundamental processes. (conservapedia.com)
  • Where does meiosis occur? (reference.com)
  • When does meiosis occur in humans? (reference.com)
  • Meiosis does not occur in archaea or bacteria , which reproduce via asexual processes such as mitosis or binary fission . (bionity.com)
  • Where Does Meiosis Occur in Vascular Plants? (gardenguides.com)
  • You will learn about mitosis and meiosis and the phases that occur in each of these processes. (alison.com)
  • In mice, Stra8 is required for the chromosomal events of meiosis to occur, but its role in differentiation remains unknown. (mit.edu)
  • Meiosis II is very similar to mitosis, with the exception that four haploid cells are formed. (conservapedia.com)
  • And then in this phase, Meiosis Two, so this phase right over here is called Meiosis Two, it's very similar to mitosis, except your now dealing with cells that start off with the haploid number. (khanacademy.org)
  • Both mitosis and meiosis start from here and duplicate the DNA, giving us two of each sentence. (howstuffworks.com)
  • Know the differences between mitosis and meiosis. (carleton.edu)
  • The introductory discussion helps students appreciate the need for diversity and makes them curious about the differences between mitosis and meiosis before moving onto the intricate details. (carleton.edu)
  • In meiosis II, those diploid daughter cells divide to produce four haploid cells in total. (reference.com)
  • Both daughter cells formed by meiosis I divide again and the two chromatids of each chromosome separate and go to separate daughter cells. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Meiosis BIOL 1111 Introduction Meiosis is the second important kind of nuclear division. (bartleby.com)
  • Thus, each primary spermatocyte theoretically yields 4 spermatids, although fewer actually result, as the complexity of meiosis is associated with germ cell loss. (health.am)
  • To identify the physiological role of PP2A in female germ cell meiosis, we selectively disrupted Ppp2r1a expression in oocytes by using the Cre-Loxp conditional knockout system. (bioone.org)
  • Segregation and missegregation of chromosome pairs in meiosis I and II. (sciencemag.org)
  • A low incidence of unequal chromosome segregation during meiosis seems to be no big deal-right? (sciencemag.org)
  • After learning about mitosis and meiosis from our individual videos, explore the stages side by side in this split screen video by The Amoeba Sisters! (youtube.com)
  • Don't know whether there's a special name for the stages in meiosis because I haven't study it in details yet. (thenakedscientists.com)
  • Using prepared slides and electronic images of whitefish and onion cells, students learn about the stages of mitosis and meiosis. (carolina.com)
  • Meiosis 2 is the same stages just with 2 after them. (smore.com)
  • Prophase I of Meiosis Prophase I of meiosis is more complex than prophase in mitosis. (prezi.com)
  • This is a link to an interactive animation of the phases of meiosis. (curriki.org)
  • This meiosis concept map example shows the phases of meiosis 1 and meiosis 2 graphically, which can enhance learning. (lucidchart.com)
  • In vertebrates, immature oocytes are arrested at the PI (prophase of meiosis I). The resumption of meiosis is stimulated by progesterone, which carries the oocyte through two consecutive M-phases (MI and MII) to a second arrest at MII. (genome.jp)
  • The genes necessary to drive oocyte differentiation in parallel with meiosis are unknown. (jci.org)
  • Our results indicate that Sohlh1 and Sohlh2 are essential regulators of oocyte differentiation but do not affect meiosis I. (jci.org)
  • Thus, oocyte growth and differentiation are genetically dissociable from the chromosomal events of meiosis. (mit.edu)
  • These findings open to study the independent contributions of meiosis and oocyte differentiation to the making of a functional egg. (mit.edu)
  • The zygote undergoes meiosis immediately, creating four haploid cells. (newworldencyclopedia.org)
  • Later on, during fertilisation, the haploid cells produced by meiosis from a male and female will fuse to create a cell with two copies of each chromosome again, the zygote. (wikipedia.org)
  • Meiosis terminology is a vocabulary of words that are necessary to understand and explain the process of meiosis. (reference.com)
  • Mitosis is a process related to meiosis that creates two cells that are genetically identical to the parent cell. (newworldencyclopedia.org)
  • This process is a part of meiosis, but not a part of mitosis, so it should help you to distinguish the 2 processes. (wikihow.com)
  • Since the reduction-division process in meiosis is essential for sexual life cycles, discussion of the origins of meiosis has been closely tied to debates about the evolutionary value of sex itself and the selective pressures for its maintenance. (genetics.org)
  • Meiosis has been a centrally important research topic for the understanding of the process of reproduction since its discovery in the late 19th century. (frontiersin.org)
  • Mitosis is such a workhorse you might not know it has a sister process called meiosis, which is equally important, but not as common. (howstuffworks.com)
  • Meiosis is a specialized cell division process essential for all sexually reproducing organisms. (frontiersin.org)
  • The process of meiosis permits reshuffling of the gene deck. (coursera.org)
  • Health Editor's Note: This amazing medical article is about the process of meiosis and how now it can be viewed in all its intricacies. (veteranstoday.com)
  • But seeing meiosis at this super resolution also conveys a sense of awe at how this life-giving process contributes to making us all unique. (veteranstoday.com)
  • Oogenesis is the process by which ovarian germ cells undertake meiosis and differentiate to become eggs. (mit.edu)
  • I was thinking it might be that mitosis is asexual where meiosis is sexual. (physicsforums.com)
  • In female meiosis (oogenesis s. ovogenesis), there are two different types of cells to be created, 1 oocytus and 3 polocyti. (thenakedscientists.com)
  • The other five major supergroups, opisthokonts, amoebozoa , rhizaria , archaeplastida and chromalveolates all seem to have genes for meiosis universally present, even if not always functional. (bionity.com)
  • This variability is concentrated between the beginning of starvation and the onset of early meiosis genes. (nih.gov)
  • Two of the early meiosis-specific genes, a transcriptional activator, Ndt80, and a CDK2 homolog, Ime2, are required for the transcription of middle meiosis-specific genes, which includes B-type cyclin genes and genes involved in spore wall formation. (genome.jp)
  • First, meiosis allows the offspring to have the genes from each parent. (coursera.org)
  • Meiosis differs from mitosis as meiosis I involves chromosomal content being recombinantly halved. (conservapedia.com)
  • In meiosis, the cell divides more than it does in mitosis. (wikihow.com)
  • Meiosis produces four gamete cells. (reference.com)
  • In meiosis I, the germ cell's DNA recombines and produces two diploid daughter cells. (reference.com)
  • Cycling meiosis and fertilisation events produces a series of transitions back and forth between alternating haploid and diploid states. (bionity.com)
  • Like meiosis, tapinosis involves calling something by a name that diminishes its importance, or gives an understatement of its qualities. (byu.edu)
  • Recently, cell biological investigations have revealed that one of the effects of a major chromosome pairing locus ( Ph1 ) on chromosome 5B in wheat is to control chromatin remodeling at the onset of meiosis. (pnas.org)
  • At the onset of meiosis, homologues undergo synchronized chromatin remodeling in the presence of Ph1 , when the telomeres cluster as a bouquet and engage in intimate pairing ( 7 ). (pnas.org)
  • At the onset of meiosis, nutritional signaling pathways converge on transcriptional regulation of Ime1. (genome.jp)
  • Sohlh1 -KO infertility was rescued by conditional expression of the Sohlh1 transgene after the onset of meiosis. (jci.org)
  • Over the last two decades, much efforts have been devoted to understanding the genetic basis and molecular mechanisms of meiosis in model species, such as nematode ( Caenorhabditis elegans ), budding yeast ( Saccharomyces cerevisiae ), Arabidopsis ( Arabidopsis thaliana ), rice ( Oryza sativa ), and maize ( Zea mays ). (frontiersin.org)
  • Because fertilization consists of the fusion of two separate nuclei, one from each of the sex cells, meiosis is necessary to prevent the doubling of the chromosome number in each successive generation. (infoplease.com)
  • Meiosis in Barbulanympha following fertilization, autogamy, and endomitosis. (dictionary.com)
  • The two cells now enter meiosis II. (infoplease.com)
  • Following migration of primordial germ cells to the genital ridge, oogonia undergo several rounds of mitotic division and enter meiosis at approximately E13.5. (jci.org)
  • MERLOT description and link to 'Mitosis & Meiosis,' which shows animation of the two processes side-by-side. (carleton.edu)
  • Mitosis and meiosis share some similarities, but the processes have distinct differences as well. (wikihow.com)
  • For the sake of this article, we made Sentence 1 bold to make it easy to follow its path through the processes of mitosis and meiosis. (howstuffworks.com)
  • Meiosis and other biological processes can become much easier to understand when presented visually. (lucidchart.com)
  • Meiosis is a differentiation programme used by sexually reproducing organisms for generating reproductive cells. (els.net)
  • This teaching strategy for mitosis and meiosis provides a one-hour presentation, with animations, to better understand the differences and steps involved in cell division. (carleton.edu)
  • One-division meiosis and autogamy without cell division in Urinympha. (dictionary.com)
  • Meiosis is a specialized cell division programme for generating reproductive cells. (els.net)
  • Meioses is a type of cell division which decrease the chromosome number by half. (smore.com)
  • Meiosis is a special type of cell division . (wikipedia.org)
  • Cell division may happen by either mitosis or meiosis, depending on what type of cell is invovled. (bartleby.com)
  • Meiosis is a form of cell division. (veteranstoday.com)
  • Some excavata species do have meiosis which is consistent with the hypothesis that excavata is an ancient, paraphyletic grade. (bionity.com)
  • In addition, meiosis research is not limited to only a few model species such as maize and Arabidopsis, but has also spread to many other plant species, including rice, cotton, and Brassica. (frontiersin.org)
  • In the Resources part, a wealth of meiosis data collected by curation and manual review from published literatures and biological databases are integrated and organized into various sections, such as Cytology, Pathway, Species, Interaction , and Expression . (frontiersin.org)
  • Some excavata species do have meiosis which is consistent with the hypothesis that this group is an ancient, paraphyletic grade. (wikidoc.org)
  • The aim of meiosis is to generate haploid reproductive cells from a diploid precursor. (els.net)
  • Meiosis One, you're essentially splitting the homologous pairs and so this one might get some of the ones that you originally got from your father, and some that you originally got from your mother, some that you originally got from your father, some that you originally got from your mother, they split randomly, but each homogolous pair gets split up. (khanacademy.org)
  • Cohesins actually hold the homologous pairs together during meiosis. (thenakedscientists.com)