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