Chromatin elimination--an oddity or a common mechanism in differentiation and development?

  title={Chromatin elimination--an oddity or a common mechanism in differentiation and development?},
  author={Malgorzata Kloc and B Zagrodzinska},
  journal={Differentiation; research in biological diversity},
  volume={68 2-3},
Over many decades, a great number of exceptions from the rule of equal segregation of the chromosomes during cell division have been found in different animal species. The most diversified is the process of chromosome re-arrangement that takes place during the specification of soma versus germ-line cell fate in the embryos from the whole spectrum of animal phyla. In nematodes, copepodes, insects, hagfish, and marsupials, the chromatin/chromosome elimination is a common path of normal cell… 

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