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 remarkable career in science—Joseph G. Gall

Endow SA, Nizami ZF and Gerbi SA (2013) Chromosome Research 21: 339-343 (PDF)


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.


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