• meiotic
  • Based on these studies, we speculate that spermatocytes monitor G 2 growth as one means to coordinate the initiation of meiotic division and differentiation. (biologists.org)
  • At the end of G 2 , the spermatocytes undergo the meiotic divisions and begin the conversion from round spermatids to specialized spermatozoa ( Fuller, 1993 ). (biologists.org)
  • Because there is little, if any, transcription after the G 2 -M transition in flies ( Olivieri and Olivieri, 1965 ), spermatocytes must delay meiotic division until all the necessary transcripts have accumulated. (biologists.org)
  • Spermatocytes in ofs mutant males failed to execute the G 2 -M transition of meiosis or substantive post-meiotic differentiation and had a significant cell size defect. (biologists.org)