TaASY1 promotes homologous chromosome interactions and is affected by deletion of Ph1.

@article{Boden2009TaASY1PH,
  title={TaASY1 promotes homologous chromosome interactions and is affected by deletion of Ph1.},
  author={Scott A Boden and Peter Langridge and German C. Spangenberg and Jason A. Able},
  journal={The Plant journal : for cell and molecular biology},
  year={2009},
  volume={57 3},
  pages={487-97}
}
During meiosis, chromosomes are sorted into homologous pairs as a preface to their intimate association via recombination and synapsis. However, little is known about the mechanism used to distinguish homologous chromosomes from other chromosomes present in the nucleus. Studies in wheat (Triticum aestivum) have shown that the Pairing homoeologous 1 (Ph1) locus is required to suppress interactions between genetically similar homoeologous chromosomes. Here we show that absence of Ph1 causes… CONTINUE READING