C banded mouse pachytene chromosomes were studied with the light and electron microscopes by the whole mount technique. The X and Y chromosomes show pairing by the long, by the short or by both long and short arms. Assuming Lyon's hypothesis, the latter suggests that the Y segment transferred to the X is intercalar. With the light microscope, a negative image of the synaptonemal complex is evidenced.
Electron Microscope Light Microscope Synaptonemal Complex Negative Image Pachytene Chromosome
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