Synaptonemal Complex

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The synaptonemal complex is a protein which forms between a homolgous chromosomes during the pachytene phase of Prophase I in Meiosis. Acting like a 'zipper' it holds the homologous chromosomes together, aligning them perfectly together. [1]

References
  1. Hartl DL and Jones EW (2009) Genetics: Analysis of Genes and Genomes, Seventh Edition, USA, Jones and Bartlett Publishers


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