Maize meiotic mutants with improper or non-homologous synapsis due to problems in pairing or synaptonemal complex formation.

@article{Golubovskaya2011MaizeMM,
  title={Maize meiotic mutants with improper or non-homologous synapsis due to problems in pairing or synaptonemal complex formation.},
  author={Inna N. Golubovskaya and Chung-Ju Rachel Wang and Ljudmilla Timofejeva and William Zacheus Cande},
  journal={Journal of experimental botany},
  year={2011},
  volume={62 5},
  pages={1533-44}
}
During meiotic prophase homologous chromosomes find each other and pair. Then they synapse, as the linear protein core (axial element or lateral element) of each homologous chromosome is joined together by a transverse central element, forming the tripartite synaptonemal complex (SC). Ten uncloned Zea mays mutants in our collection were surveyed by… CONTINUE READING