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Synaptonemal Complex

The three-part structure of ribbon-like proteinaceous material that serves to align and join the paired homologous CHROMOSOMES. It is formed during the ZYGOTENE STAGE of the first meiotic division. It is a prerequisite for CROSSING OVER.

Year introduced: 1991(1986)

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Tree Number(s): A11.284.430.106.279.345.190.160.830, G04., G04., G05.113.220.687.883.250.500, G05.113.220.781.906.250.500, G05.360.160.830

MeSH Unique ID: D013573

Entry Terms:

  • Complex, Synaptonemal
  • Synaptinemal Complex
  • Complex, Synaptinemal

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