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Search Results for: leptotene

Leptotene

Definition noun The first sub-stage of prophase I of meiosis I in which the chromosomes at this stage are characteristically... Read More

Meiosis

What is Meiosis? A simple definition of meiosis would be is this: meiosis is the process of cell division that results in... Read More

Zygotene

Definition noun, plural: zygotenes The sub-stage of prophase I of meiosis I in which the homologous chromosomes pair or come... Read More

Diakinesis

Definition noun The final stage of prophase I of meiosis I in which the chromosomes condense, the nucleolus fragments and... Read More

Pachytene

Definition noun The stage after zygotene and precedes diplotene, and is highlighted by homologous chromosomes shortening,... Read More

Diplotene

Definition noun The late stage of prophase I of meiosis I in which homologous chromosome pairs begin to separate and move... Read More

Prophase I

Definition noun The first stage in the first meiotic division of meiosis characterized by having five sub-stages namely... Read More

Prophase

Definition noun The phase following interphase and preceding metaphase of cell divisions (i.e. mitosis and meiosis), and in... Read More

Synaptonemal complex

Definition noun, plural: synaptonemal complexes A complex protein structure that spans the region between the paired... Read More

Chromomere

Definition noun, plural: chromomeres (genetics) One of the beadlike granules that are arranged in a linear series along the... Read More