A bouquet of chromosomes.

  title={A bouquet of chromosomes.},
  author={Lisa C. Harper and Inna N. Golubovskaya and William Zacheus Cande},
  journal={Journal of cell science},
  volume={117 Pt 18},
During meiotic prophase, telomeres attach to the inner nuclear envelope and cluster to form the so-called meiotic bouquet. Although this has been observed in almost all organisms studied, its precise function remains elusive. The coincidence of telomere clustering and initiation of chromosome synapsis has led to the hypothesis that the bouquet facilitates homologous chromosome pairing and synapsis. However, recent mutant analysis suggests that the bouquet is not absolutely required for either… CONTINUE READING


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