chromosome synapsis
The close apposition of homologous chromosomes before cell division, or permanently in giant polytene chromosomes.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • Synapsis — (also called syndesis) is the pairing of two homologous chromosomes that occurs during meiosis. [cite journal |author=McKee B |title=Homologous pairing and chromosome dynamics in meiosis and mitosis |journal=Biochim Biophys Acta |volume=1677… …   Wikipedia

  • synapsis — synapsis. = chromosome pairing (см.). (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • chromosome pairing — The process in synapsis whereby homologous chromosomes align opposite each other before disjoining in the formation of the daughter cell; the apposition permits exchange of genetic material in crossing over …   Medical dictionary

  • synapsis — [sɪ napsɪs] noun Biology the fusion of chromosome pairs at the start of meiosis …   English new terms dictionary

  • synapsis — Synonym of chromosome pairing …   Glossary of Biotechnology

  • synapsis — n. (pl. synapses) 1 Anat. = SYNAPSE. 2 Biol. the fusion of chromosome pairs at the start of meiosis. Derivatives: synaptic adj. synaptically adv …   Useful english dictionary

  • Balancer chromosome — A balancer chromosome is a genetic tool used to prevent crossing over (genetic recombination) between homologous chromosomes during meiosis. Balancers are most often used in Drosophila melanogaster (fruit fly) genetics to allow populations of… …   Wikipedia

  • Meiotic recombination checkpoint — The meiotic recombination checkpoint monitors the meiotic recombination during meiosis, and blocks the entry into metaphase I if the recombination is not efficiently processed. Meitotic recombination contributes to the cells in two different ways …   Wikipedia

  • Charles Leonard Huskins — (1897 1953) was an English born Canadian geneticist who specialized in the field of cytogenetics. He is also sometimes referred to as C. Leonard Huskins or C.L. Huskins. Huskins was born in Walsall, England and moved with his family at the age of …   Wikipedia

  • SYCP3 — Synaptonemal complex protein 3, also known as SYCP3, is a human gene.cite web | title = Entrez Gene: SYCP3 synaptonemal complex protein 3| url = http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?Db=gene Cmd=ShowDetailView TermToSearch=50511| accessdate =… …   Wikipedia

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