The synaptonemal complex has liquid crystalline properties and spatially regulates meiotic recombination factors

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Rog, Ofer; Köhler, Simone; Dernburg, Abby F;
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Journal: volume 6eissn: 2050-084X
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.7554/eLife.21455, pmc: PMC5268736
  • Subject: subcellular compartmentalization | C. elegans | D. melanogaster | Genes and Chromosomes | Research Article | Cell Biology | meiosis | phase transitions | crossover interference | liquid crystals | synaptonemal complex | S. cerevisiae

eLife digest The genetic information in cells is encoded within long molecules of DNA called chromosomes. In most human cells, the two copies of each chromosome – the one inherited from our mother and the one from our father – are physically separated and behave indepen... View more
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