meiocyte


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meiocyte

[′mī·ə‚sīt]
(cell and molecular biology)
A cell undergoing meiotic division.
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A positive significant correlation between meiocytes showing cytomixis and chromosome stickiness also existed, although in P-2 and P-3 PMCs with sticky chromatin were not observed.
In particular, the fact that the meiocyte is the inducible stage implies that through this route, androgenic haploids or DHs are not the only final product.
Meiocyte callose in aposporic and diplosporic grasses and in hybrids between bread wheat and Elymus rectisetus.
However, in both species, particularly the former, early degeneration of the female meiocyte appears to be correlated with a restriction of callose deposits to the wall of the MMC closest to the micropyle.
Within the genus Pisidium, 5 species have been examined for which the most frequent 2n number was ~190 chromosomes, consistent with the presence of 95 bivalents in meiocytes of Pisidium coreanum Park, 1992 (Burch et al.
The study was carried out through analysis of meiocytes in diakinesis and metaphase I, based on the meiotic configuration frequency.
Analysis of metaphase I showed absence of pairing of the two chromosomes in a sample of 53 meiocytes scored.
Meiocytes were prepared by squashing the developing anthers and stained with acetocarmine (1%).
For the analyses of the meiocytes and the tapetal cells, the inflorescences were collected in early stages of development between 8h30min and 10h, fixed in Carnoy (ethylic alcohol: acetic acid, 3:1) and kept at -4[degrees]C until the moment of use.
In all meiocytes, selected because the deletion chromosome carrying the intensely staining 6R short arm telomere could be seen clearly, that rye chromosome occurred as a univalent and was never observed to pair with any wheat chromosome (Fig.