Piotr Goldstein

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Normal synaptonemal complexes (SCs), consisting of two lateral elements and a central element, are present in wild-type, him-4 and him-8 mutant strains in both hermaphrodites and males of caenorhabditis elegans. Thus, the increase in rate of nondisjunction in the him mutants is not related to aberrant SC morphology. The wild-type hermaphrodite has six SCs,(More)
Only five synaptonemal complexes (SC), representing the 5 autosomes, are present in wild-type, him-4 and him-8, Caenorhabditis elegans males, whereas there are six SCs, accounting for 5 autosomal bivalents and the XX bivalent, in the C. elegans hermaphrodite. The univalent X chromosome of the male is present as a heterochromatic 'X-body' in spermatocyte(More)
Comparison of pachytene karyotypes from old and young wild-type hermaphrodites and males and the mutant him-5 were made following three-dimensional reconstruction of serial ultrathin sections. Age-related changes included: (1) differential condensation of chromatin with increased variance in length of chromosomes; and (2) increased variation in nuclear and(More)
We show that the theory of isothermic surfaces in E 3 – one of the oldest branches of differential geometry – can be reformulated within the modern theory of completely integrable (soliton) systems. This enables one to study the geometry of isothermic surfaces in E 3 by means of powerful spectral methods available in the soliton theory. Also the associated(More)
Multiple synaptonemal complexes (polycomplexes) (PC) are similar in structure to synaptonemal complexes (SC) and are also highly conserved through evolution. They have been described in over 70 organisms throughout all life forms. The appearance of PCs are restricted to meiotic and germ-line derived tissues and are most commonly present after SC formation.(More)
The him-5 and him-7 mutants (high incidence of males) of Caenorhabditis elegans both showed increased rates of X chromosome non-disjunction (16% and 3%, respectively) but him-7 also had a high frequency of autosomal non-disjunction (34%). Synaptonemal complex (SC) karyotype analysis revealed a haploid chromosome number of six in each strain. Alterations in(More)
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