Diplotene

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Diplotene in prophase I

Diplotene is a substage of prophase I in meiosis. The meaning of diplotenen is  "double thread"[1], in which synapsed chromosomes separate, beacause of the breakage of synaptonemal complex.

In this case, the result of crossing over can be seen as linkages between non-sister chromatids. Each linkage is called chiasma, which often forms 3 or more in normal meiosis.

References

  1. Hartl, D. (2012). Genetics: analysis of genes and genomes. 8th ed. Jones and Bartlett Learning, p.125.
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