Meiosis IV: Segregation from interchange multivalents as a Markov process

@article{Douglas1968MeiosisIS,
  title={Meiosis IV: Segregation from interchange multivalents as a Markov process},
  author={Lee T. Douglas},
  journal={Genetica},
  year={1968},
  volume={39},
  pages={429-455}
}
A new model is adduced in explanation of known segregation ratios from quadrivalents and related multivalents. A Markov process consisting of the following three steps is proposed: (A) geometric ordering of centromeres (or other reference points) with respect to each other during ontogeny. (B) presegregation of the oriented centromeres into two sets: in quadrivalents the two sets would consist either of two pairs or of one three-group and one separate centromere. (C) segregation of each… CONTINUE READING