Homologue pairing, recombination and segregation in Caenorhabditis elegans.

@article{Zetka2009HomologuePR,
  title={Homologue pairing, recombination and segregation in Caenorhabditis elegans.},
  author={Monique C. Zetka},
  journal={Genome dynamics},
  year={2009},
  volume={5},
  pages={43-55}
}
Meiosis in the free-living, hermaphroditic nematode Caenorhabditis elegans is marked by the same highly conserved features observed in other sexually reproducing systems. Accurate chromosome segregation at the meiotic divisions depends on earlier landmark events of meiotic prophase, including the pairing of homologous chromosomes, synapsis between them, and the formation of crossovers. Dissection of these processes has revealed a unique simplification of meiotic mechanisms that impact the… CONTINUE READING

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