The pachytene karyotype of Schizophyllum commune analyzed by three dimensional reconstruction of synaptonemal complexes

Pheya Carmi*, Preben B. Holm, Yigal Koltin, Søren W. Rasmussen, Jean Sage, Denise Zickler

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Abstract

Three dimensional reconstructions of 15 pachytene nuclei of Schizophyllum commune have revealed in each nucleus 11 distinct synaptonemal complexes, demonstrating a haploid chromosome number of 11. Each bivalent contained one short region of condensed chromatin marking the position of the centromere. The synaptonemal complex of, each bivalent contained from 0 to six recombination nodules. A high correlation was found between the total length of the synaptonemal complexes in a nucleus and the number of recombination nodules. Total synaptonemal complex length correlated only weakly with the nuclear volume.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-132
Number of pages16
JournalCarlsberg Research Communications
Volume43
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1978
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Recombination nodules
  • bivalent
  • centromere
  • chromosome number

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