endoreduplication


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endoreduplication

[¦en·dō·rē‚dü·plə′kā·shən]
(cell and molecular biology)
Appearance in mitotic cells of certain chromosomes or chromosome sets in the form of multiples.
(genetics)
Two to twelve or more rounds of replication and chromosome duplication without mitotic cell division, as in the production of polytene chromosomes.
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Tetraploidy and partial endoreduplication in a tripronuclear zygote obtained after intracytoplasmic sperm injection.
Spontaneous chromosome doubling was also not preferred because it may occur via somatic cell fusion, endoreduplication, endomitosis and possibly many other mechanisms (Jensen, 1974).
Through a phenomenon called endoreduplication, the cells in Grand Gala make copies of their DNA, but don't divide.
Sodium arsenite induces chromosome endoreduplication and inhibits protein phosphatase activity in human fibroblasts.
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Endoreduplication: in which chromosome duplication occurs without nuclear division has been reported after 2,4-D treatment (Dvorak 1968).
Analysis of the tomato fruit growth response to temperature and plant fruit load in relation to cell division, cell expansion and DNA endoreduplication. Annals of Botany, v.95, p.439-447, 2005.
In the period from 4H to 8H, when the number of notochord cells is constant at 20, substantial numbers of notochord cells continue to synthesize DNA, suggesting a high degree of endoreduplication. BrdU incorporation continues in many notochord cells at least until 15H, in parallel with the increase in notochord cell number, as demonstrated in BrdU pulse-labeling experiments (Fig.
Cell expansion and endoreduplication show a large genetic variablilty in pericarp and contribute strongly to tomato fruit growth.
(35,36) The process of endoreduplication results in multiple cycles of DNA replication associated with a failure of cell division, thus causing markedly enlarged polyploid nuclei with extensive chromosomal gains (Figure 4, B).