• segregate
  • The speed at which chromosomes segregate appears to require an active process, but the machinery remains elusive. (wiley.com)
  • In meiosis I, chromosomes pair and recombine with their homologous partners, then segregate away from their partners at anaphase I. Most human birth defects (Down syndrome, for example) occur when a pair of homologs fails to segregate away from each other, instead moving to the same pole of the spindle at anaphase I. This failure of homologs to segregate away from each other is correlated with a failure to recombine. (omrf.org)