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
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.
A landmark publication on modern lampbrushology
The journal Chromosome Research has just 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
This Website was originally constructed by Dr. Ted Gaten of the Department of Biology, University of Leicester
Last updated 21st January 2013
: Callum Macgregor, University of Oxford
Contact: Herbert Macgregor
School of Biosciences, University of Exeter.