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Diplotene is a substage of prophase I in meiosis. The meaning of diplotenen is "double thread", 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.
- ↑ Hartl, D. (2012). Genetics: analysis of genes and genomes. 8th ed. Jones and Bartlett Learning, p.125.