[The production of spread synaptonemal complexes of meiocytes from animals and plants by a drying method].


A spreading technique was used to prepare synaptonemal complexes from animals (Bombyx mori and Mus musculus spermatocytes) and plants (Zea mays microsporocytes). Suspension of hypotonically treated cells was spread over plastic-coated slides and air-dried. Fixed and phosphotungsten acid-stained spread preparations were studied by phase-contrast and electron… (More)