diplotene


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diplotene

[′dip·lō‚tēn]
(cell and molecular biology)
The stage of meiotic prophase during which pairs of nonsister chromatids of each bivalent repel each other and are kept from falling apart by the chiasmata.
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In the diplotene cells, the occurrence of an interstitial chiasma was observed in three bivalents, in the cells with 15 = 7II + X, and in six bivalents, in the cells with 30 = 14II + 2X.
The primary spermatocyte consists of 5 stages: leptotene (LSc), zygotene (ZSc), pachytene (PSc), diplotene (DSc) and metaphase (MSc) (Figs.