INTRODUCING A REMARKABLE FORM OF
CHROMOSOME THAT EXISTS DURING THE EXTENDED DIPLOTENE PHASE OF MEIOSIS IN THE
GROWING OVARIAN EGGS OF MOST ANIMALS EXCEPT MAMMALS
Lampbrush chromosomes: discovered in the late 19th Century in the eggs of an amphibian and a fish;
currently at the centre of research into the molecular mechanism of RNA
transcription and messenger RNA processing in the cell nucleus.
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A remarkable career in science—Joseph G. Gall
Endow SA, Nizami ZF and Gerbi SA (2013) Chromosome Research 21: 339-343 (PDF)
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A landmark publication on modern lampbrushology
The journal Chromosome Research has published a special issue on lampbrush chromosomes (Volume 20, issue number 8). This includes 12 papers from the Russian, American, British and French lampbrush laboratories and some selected papers on related topics. The citation details for these papers can be seen on the Publications page of this website, together with links to the complete pdf for each paper.
Compiled and edited by Herbert Macgregor
School of Biosciences, University of Exeter
Last updated 13th February 2017
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Lampbrush Chromosomes by Herbert Macgregor is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Based on a work at http://projects.exeter.ac.uk/lampbrush/.