The Arabidopsis SYN3 cohesin protein is important for early meiotic events.

@article{Yuan2012TheAS,
  title={The Arabidopsis SYN3 cohesin protein is important for early meiotic events.},
  author={Li Yuan and Xiaohui Yang and Jessie L Ellis and Nicole M Fisher and Christopher A Makaroff},
  journal={The Plant journal : for cell and molecular biology},
  year={2012},
  volume={71 1},
  pages={147-60}
}
α-Kleisins are core components of meiotic and mitotic cohesin complexes. Arabidopsis contains four genes that encode α-kleisin proteins: SYN1, SYN2, SYN3 and SYN4. SYN1, a REC8 ortholog, is essential for meiosis, while SYN2 and SYN4 appear to be SCC1 orthologs and function in mitosis. SYN3 is essential for megagametogenesis and is enriched in the nucleolus of meiotic and mitotic cells. In this study the role of SYN3 during meiosis was investigated by characterization of plants that express SYN3… CONTINUE READING
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