Journal of Biosciences

, Volume 35, Issue 3, pp 485–495

Complex regulation of sister kinetochore orientation in meiosis-I

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DOI: 10.1007/s12038-010-0053-z

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Bardhan, A. J Biosci (2010) 35: 485. doi:10.1007/s12038-010-0053-z

Abstract

Kinetochores mediate chromosome movement during cell division by interacting with the spindle microtubules. Sexual reproduction necessitates the daunting task of reducing ploidy (number of chromosome sets) in the gametes, which depends upon the specialized properties of meiosis. Kinetochores have a central role in the reduction process. In this review, we discuss the complexity of this role of kinetochores in meiosis-I.

Keywords

BiorientationkinetochoremeiosismonopolinREC8ZIP1
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