Pachytene pairing and metaphase I configurations in a tetraploid somatic Lycopersicon esculentum x L. peruvianum hybrid.

In the tetraploid somatic hybrid between the diploid Lycopersicon species L. esculentum (tomato) and L. peruvianum, synaptonemal complexes formed quadrivalents in 73 of the 120 sets of four chromosomes (60.8%) in 10 cells studied in detail at pachytene. Of these, 43 had one pairing partner exchange, 22 had two, and 8 had three, very close to a Poisson… CONTINUE READING