Intergenic Recombination, DNA Replication and Synaptonemal Complex Formation in the Drosophila Oocyte

  • Rhoda F. Grell
  • J. W. Day


The transition from microbial systems to the higher eukaryotes introduces a different order of time and physical dimensions. For recombination studies the change confers both advantages and disadvantages. The increased complexity of the organism imposes difficulties in isolating meiocytes free of somatic cells and other germ cells for the kinds of molecular approaches that have been used so successfully in prokaryotes, but the increased complexity also entails a temporal extension and compartmentalization of meiotic events which, for some studies, simplifies their dissection and examination.


Synaptonemal Complex Nurse Cell Oocyte Nucleus SYNAPTONEMAL Complex Formation Positive Interference 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rhoda F. Grell
    • 1
  • J. W. Day
    • 1
  1. 1.Biology DivisionOak Ridge National LaboratoryOak RidgeUSA

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