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- SYNAPTONEMAL COMPLEX-ANALYSIS IN SPERMATOCYTES AND OOCYTES OF RAINBOW-TROUT, ONCORHYNCHUS-MYKISS (PISCES, SALMONIDAE) - THE PROCESS OF AUTOSOME AND SEX-CHROMOSOME SYNAPSIS
- INST PESCA
- Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP)
- The surface-spreading synaptonemal complex (SC) technique was employed to analyze spermatocytes and oocytes of rainbow trout in order to visualize the process of autosome and sex chromosome synapsis in this species. The structure of lateral elements (LEs) of the SC and the chromosome synapsis process at the stages of leptotene, zygotene and pachytene are described. Comparative analysis of SCs of spermatocytes and oocytes showed a difference in the synaptic process, i.e. in spermatocytes all LEs were synapsed before the appearance of centromeric regions in the biarmed elements, while in the oocytes some fully synapsed LEs, including the centromeric region of the biarmed elements, were found together with fully or partially unsynapsed LEs. In males the sex chromosome synapsis starts only after all autosomes have synapsed. Irregular synapses involving three or four LEs were found in 3.4% of the cells analyzed in mid or late zygotene. Multivalents were found in males and females. Some aspects of initial meiotic development and their implications in rainbow trout cytogenetics, genetics and evolution are discussed.
- Chromosome Research. London: Rapid Science Publishers, v. 3, n. 3, p. 182-190, 1995.
- Rapid Science Publishers
- RAINBOW TROUT
- SEX CHROMOSOMES
- SYNAPTONEMAL COMPLEX
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