Numbers in blue link to corresponding pdf.

For a basic introduction to lampbrush chromosomes see INTRODUCTION TO ANIMAL CYTOLOGY by H.C.Macgregor (Chapman & Hall 1993) and

For information on protocols for working with lampbrush chromosomes, see


Komissarov AS, Galkina SA, Koshel EI, Kulak MM, Dyomin AG, O'Brien SJ, Gaginskaya ER and Saifitdinova AF (2018) New high copy tandem repeat in the content of the chicken W chromosome. Chromosoma 127: 73-83. doi: 10.1007/s00412-017-0646-5

Morgan GT (2018) Imaging the dynamics of transcription loops in living chromosomes. Chromosoma. doi: 10.1007/s00412-018-0667-8 (83)


Galkina S, Fillon V, Saifitdinova A, Daks A, Kulak M, Dyomin A, Koshel E, Gaginskaya E (2017) Chicken microchromosomes in the lampbrush phase: a cytogenetic description. Cytogenetic and Genome Research. doi: 10.1159/000475563.

Krasikova A and Kulikova T (2017) Distribution of heterochromatin markers in lampbrush chromosomes in birds. Russian Journal of Genetics 53: 1022-1029.

Saifitdinova A, Galkina S, Volodkina V and Gaginskaya E (2017) Preparation of lampbrush chromosomes dissected from avian and reptilian growing oocytes. Biological Communications 3: 165-168.

Smith AJ, Ling Y, Morgan GT (2003) Subnuclear localization and Cajal body targeting of transcription elongation factor TFIIS in amphibian oocytes. Mol Biol Cell 14: 1255-1267.       (82)

Zlotina A, Dedukh D and Krasikova A (2017) Amphibian and avian karyotype evolution: Insights from lampbrush chromosome studies. Genes 8(11). doi: 10.3390/genes8110311


Krasikova A and Kulikova T (2016) Atomic Force Microscopy of the avian and amphibian lampbrush chromosomes. Russian Journal of Ornithology 25: 3457-3463.

Krasikova A, Kulikova T and Zlotina A (2016) Lampbrush chromosomes as a model for exploration into loci of nuclear domains formation. Cell and Tissue Biology 58: 277-280.

Kulikova T, Khodychenko T, Petrov Y and Krasikova A (2016) Low-voltage scanning electron microscopy study of lampbrush chromosomes and nuclear bodies in avian and amphibian oocytes. Scientific Reports 6: 36878. doi: 10.1038/srep36878.

Saifitdinova AF, Galkina SA, Koshel EI and Gaginskaya ER (2016) The role of repetitive sequences in the evolution of sex chromosomes in birds. Tsitologiia 58(5): 393-398 (article in Russian).

Trofimova I and Krasikova A (2016) Transcription of highly repetitive tandemly organized DNA in amphibians and birds: a historical overview and modern concepts. RNA Biology, doi: 10.1080/15476286.2016.1240142.

Zlotina A and Krasikova A (2016) FISH in Lampbrush Chromosomes. In: Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH). Application Guide, (ed Liehr T), 2nd Ed., pp. 445-458. Springer: Berlin.

Zlotina A, Kulikova T, Kosyakova N, Liehr T and Krasikova A (2016) Microdissection of lampbrush chromosomes as an approach for generation of locus-specific FISH-probes and samples for high-throughput sequencing. BMC Genomics 17: 126. doi: 10.1186/s12864-016-2437-4.


Dedukh D, Litvinchuk S, Rosanov J, Mazepa G, Saifitdinova A, Shabanov D and Krasikova A (2015) Optional endoreplication and selective elimination of parental genomes during oogenesis in diploid and triploid hybrid European water frogs. PLoS ONE 10(4): e0123304. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0123304

Gaginskaya ER (2015) Avian chromosomes in the lampbrush phase: contribution to developmental biology, cell biology and comparative cytogenetics. Conference: 20th International Chromosome Conference (ICC), University of Kent, Canterbury, U.K., 2014. Chromosome Research 23: 413.

Krasikova A and Fedorov A (2015) Expression profiles of long and short RNAs in the cytoplasm and nuclei of growing chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus) oocytes. Russian Journal of Genetics: Applied Research 6(3): 307-313. doi: 10.18699/VJ15.033.

Kulikova T, Chervyakova D, Zlotina A, Krasikova A and Gaginskaya E (2015) Giant poly(A)-rich RNP aggregates form at terminal regions of avian lampbrush chromosomes. Chromosoma: 1-16. doi: 10.1007/s00412-015-0563-4.

Maslova A, Zlotina A, Kosyakova N, Sidorova M and Krasikova A (2015) Three-dimensional architecture of tandem repeats in chicken interphase nucleus. Chromosome Research 23(3): 625-639. doi: 10.1007/s10577-015-9485-5.

Trofimova I, Chervyakova D and Krasikova A (2015) Transcription of subtelomere tandemly repetitive DNA in chicken embryogenesis. Chromosome Research 23(3): 495-503. doi: 10.1007/s10577-015-9487-3.


Chervyakova D, Zlotina A, Kulikova T, Fedorov A and Krasikova A (2014) The non-coding tandem repeat LL2R on chicken chromosome 2 is transcribed in growing oocytes at the lampbrush stage. FEBS Journal 281 (Suppl. 1): 399 (doi: 10.1111/febs.12919).

Gall JG (2014) Transcription in the Xenopus oocyte nucleus. In: Xenopus Development (ed. Kloc M and Kubiak J) pp. 3-15. Wiley: New York.

Khodyuchenko T and Krasikova A (2014) Cajal bodies and histone locus bodies: molecular structure and function. Ontogenez 45(6): 363-379. (Article in Russian).

Saifitdinova A, Daks A, Fillon V, Gaginskaya E and Galkina S (2014) Cytogenetic description of chicken microchromosomes at the lampbrush phase. Chromosome Research 22: 411-412.

Talhouarne GJS and Gall JG (2014) Lariat intronic RNAs in the cytoplasm of Xenopus tropicalis oocytes. RNA 20: 1476-1487.

Trofimova I, Popova D, Chervyakova D and Krasikova A (2014) Conservative subtelomeric tandem PO41 repeat is transcribed both in chicken and Japanese quail somatic cells. FEBS Journal 281 (Suppl. 1): 390 (doi: 10.1111/febs.12919).

Trofimova I, Popova D, Vasilevskaya E and Krasikova A (2014) Non-coding RNA derived from a conservative subtelomeric tandem repeat in chicken and Japanese quail somatic cells. Molecular Cytogenetics 7 (102): 1-13.


Dedukh D, Mazepa G, Shabanov D, Rosanov J, Litvinchuk S, Borkin L, Saifitdinova A and Krasikova A (2013) Cytological maps of lampbrush chromosomes of European water frogs (Pelophylax esculentus complex) from the Eastern Ukraine. BMC Genetics 14: 26      (79)

Endow SA, Nizami ZF and Gerbi SA (2013) A remarkable career in science—Joseph G. Gall. Chromosome Research 21: 339 – 343       (80)

Gurdon JB (2013) The Egg and the Nucleus: A Battle for Supremacy (Nobel Lecture). Angewandte Chemie International Edition 52: 13890 – 13899.

Khodyuchenko T and Krasikova A (2013) Nuclear bodies involved in U snRNPs biogenesis in late stage pigeon oocyte nucleus. FEBS Journal 280 (Supp. 1): 52.

Krasikova A (2013) Non-coding transcripts of tandem repeats involved into formation of nuclear domains in growing oocytes. FEBS Journal 280 (Supp. 1): 30.

Kulikova T and Gaginskaya E (2013) Telomere repeat transcription in chicken growing oocytes: new data gained with cytological approach. FEBS Journal 280 (Supp. 1): 49.

Maslova A and Krasikova A (2013) Inhibition of nuclear actin polymerisation alters genome architecture in transcriptionally active avian and amphibian oocytes. FEBS Journal 280 (Supp. 1): 18 – 19.


Gall JG (2012) Are lampbrush chromosomes unique to meiotic cells? Chromosome Research 20: 905 – 910      (67)

Gardner EJ, Nizami ZF, Talbot CC Jr. and Gall JG (2012) Stable intronic sequence RNA (sisRNA), a new class of noncoding RNA from the oocyte nucleus of Xenopus tropicalis. Genes Dev. 26: 2550 – 2559.      (78)

Kaufmann R, Cremer C and Gall JG (2012) Superresolution imaging of transcription units on newt lampbrush chromosomes. Chromosome Research 20: 1009 – 1016      (75)

Khodyuchenko T, Gaginskaya E and Krasikova A (2012) Non-canonical Cajal bodies form in the nucleus of late stage avian oocytes lacking functional nucleolus. Histochem Cell Biol DOI 10.1007/s00418-012-0938z123       (65)

Kim R, Paschedag J, Novikova N and Bellini M (2012) The recruitment of U5 snRNP to nascent transcripts requires internal loop 1 of U5 snRNA. Chromosome Research 20: 943 – 952      (70)

Krasikova A, Fukagawa T and Zlotina A (2012) High resolution mapping and transcriptional activity analysis of chicken centromere sequences on giant lampbrush chromosomes. Chromosome Research 20: 995 – 1008      (74)

Krasikova A, Khodyuchenko T, Maslova E and Vasilevskaya E (2012) Three-dimensional organisation of RNA processing machinery in avian growing oocyte nucleus. Chromosome Research 20: 979 – 994      (73)

Liu J-L and Gall JG (2012) Induction of human lampbrush chromosomes. Chromosome Research 20: 971 – 978      (72)

Macgregor HC (2012a) So what's so special about these things called lampbrush chromosomes? Chromosome Research 20: 903 – 904      (66)

Macgregor HC (2012b) Chromomeres revisited. Chromosome Research 20: 911 – 924      (68)

Maslova A and Krasikova A (2012) Nuclear actin depolymerisation in transcriptionally active avian and amphibian oocytes leads to collapse of intranuclear structures. Nucleus 3(3): 1 – 12       (64)

Morgan GT, Jones P and Bellini M (2012) Association of modified cytosines and the methylated DNA-binding protein MeCP2 with distinctive structural domains of lampbrush chromatin. Chromosome Research 20: 925 – 942      (69)

Nizami ZF and Gall JG (2012) Pearls are novel Cajal body-like structures in the Xenopus germinal vesicle that are dependent on RNA pol III transcription. Chromosome Research 20: 953 – 970      (71)

Penrad-Mobayed M, Perrin C and Lepasant J-A (2012) Precocious detection on amphibian oocyte lampbrush chromosomes of subtle changes in the cellular localisation of the Ro52 protein induced by in vitro culture. Chromosome Research 20: 1033 –       (77)

Zlotina A, Galkina S, Krasikova A, Crooijmans RPMA, Groenen MAM, Gaginskaya E and Deryusheva S (2012) Centromere positions in chicken and Japanese quail chromosomes: de novo centromere formation versus pericentric inversions. Chromosome Research 20: 1017 – 1032       (76)


Kanhoush R, Praseuth D, Perrin C, Chardard D, Vinh J, and Penrad-Mobayed M (2011) Differential RNA binding activity of the hnRNP G protein correlated with sex genotype in the amphibian oocyte. Nucleic Acids Research 39: 4109 – 4121       (3)

Maslova A and Krasikova A (2011) Spatial Arrangement of Macro-, Midi-, and Microchromosomes in Transcriptionally Active Nuclei of Growing Oocytes in Birds of Order Galliformes. Cell and Tissue Biology 5: 281–293       (1)

Penrad-Mobayed M (2011) Corrigendum to “The tips and tricks for preparing lampbrush chromosome spreads from Xenopus tropicalis oocytes (Methods 51 (2010)37-44)”. Methods 53: 325       (2)


Bi K and Bogart J (2010) Probing the meiotic mechanism of intergenomic exchanges by genomic in situ hybridization on lampbrush chromosomes of unisexual Ambystoma (Amphibia: Caudata). Chromosome Research 18: 371-382       (10)

Daks A, Derjusheva S, Krasikova A, Zlotina A, Gaginskaya E and Galkina S (2010) Lampbrush chromosomes of the Japanese quail (Coturnix coturnix japonica): a new version of cytogenetic maps. Russian Journal of Genetics 46: 1335-1338       (7)

Gall JG and Wu ZA (2010) Examining the contents of isolated Xenopus germinal vesicles.  Methods 51: 45-51

Heath E, Sablitzky F and Morgan G (2010) Subnuclear targeting of the RNA-binding motif protein RBM6 to splicing speckles and nascent transcripts. Chromosome Research 18: 851-872       (5)

Krasikova A, Vasilevskaya E and Gaginskaya E (2010) Chicken lampbrush chromosomes: transcription of tandemly repetitive DNA sequences. Russian Journal of Genetics 46:1173 – 1177       (9)

Krasikova A and Gaginskaya E (2010) Organization of centromere regions of chromosomes in the lampbrush phase. Tsitologiia 52(7): 515-33.

Nizami ZF, Deryusheva S and Gall JG (2010a) Cajal bodies and histone locus bodies in Drosophila and Xenopus. Cold Spring Harbor Symp. Quant. Biol. 75: 313-320.

Nizami ZF, Deryusheva S and Gall JG (2010b) The Cajal body and histone locus body. In: The Nucleus: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives Biology, ed. Tom Miteli and David Spector. New York: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, pp. 237-248.

Solinhac R, Leroux S, Galkina S, Chazara O, Feve K, Vignoles F, Morisson M, Derjusheva S, Bed’hom B, Vignal A, Fillon V and Pitel F (2010)  Integrative mapping analysis of chicken microchromosome 16 organization. BMC Genomics 11: 616       (6)

Zlotina A, Galkina S, Krasikova A, Crooijmans RPMA, Groenen MAM, Gaginskaya E and Derjusheva S (2010) Precise centromere positioning on chicken chromosome 3. Cytogenet Genome Res DOI: 10.1159/000314923       (8)


Austin C, Novikova N, Guacci V and Bellini M (2009) Lampbrush chromosomes enable study of cohesin dynamics. Chromosome Research 17: 165-184       (11)

Gaginskaya E, Kulikova T and Krasikova A (2009) Avian lampbrush chromosomes: a powerful tool for exploration of genome expression. Cytogenet Genome Res 124: 251 – 267       (14)

Gall JG (2009) Chromosome odds and ends. Annual Review of Cell and Molecular Biology 25: 1-19

Kanhoush R, Beenders B, Perrin C, Moreau J, Bellini M and Penrad-Mobayed M (2009) Novel domains in the hnRNP G/RBMX protein with distinct roles in RNA binding and targeting nascent transcripts. Nucleus 1: 109 – 122       (16)

Krasikova A, Daks A, Zlotina A and Gaginskaya E (2009) Polymorphic heterochromatic segments in Japanese quail microchromosomes. Cytogenetic and Genome Research 126: 148-155       (15)

Penrad-Mobayed M, Kanhoush R and Perrin C (2009) Tips and tricks for preparing lampbrush chromosome spreads from Xenopus tropicalis oocytes. Methods 51: 37-44       (13)

Penrad-Mobayed M, El Jamil A, Kanhoush R and Perrin C (2009) Working map of the lampbrush chromosomes or Xenopus tropicalis: a new tool for cytogenetic analysis. Developmental Dynamics  238: 1492-1501.       (17)


Griffin D, Robertson LB, Tempest HG, Vignal A, Fillon V, Crooijmans RPMA, Groenen MAM, Deryusheva S, Gaginskaya E, Carré W, Waddington D, Talbot R, Völker M, Masabanda JS and Burt DW (2008) Whole genome comparative studies between chicken and turkey and their implications for avian genome evolution. BMC Genomics 9: 168.       (19)

Morgan GT (2008) Working with oocyte nuclei: cytological preparations of active chromatin and nuclear bodies from amphibian germinal vesicles. Methods in Mol. Biol. 463: 55 - 66       (81)

Patel S, Novikova N, Beenders B, Austin C and Bellini M (2008) Live images of RNA polymerase II transcription units. Chromosome Research 16 : 223 – 232       (18)


Derjusheva S, Krasikova A, Kulikova T and Gaginskaya E (2007) Tandem 41-bp repeats in chicken and Japanese quail genomes: FISH mapping and transcription on lampbrush chromosomes. Chromosoma 116 : 519 – 530       (21)

Krasikova A, Derjusheva S et al. (2007) Centromere regions of chromosomes in the lampbrush phase. Chromosome Research 15 (Supplement); 63

Morgan GT (2007) Localized co-transcriptional recruitment of the multifunctional RNA-binding protein CELF1 by lampbrush chromosome transcription units. Chromosome Research 15 : 985 – 1000       (20)


Galkina S, Derjusheva S, Fillon V, Vignal A, Crooijmans R, Groenen M, Rodionov A and Gaginskaya E (2006) FISH on avian lampbrush chromosomes produces higher resolution gene mapping. Genetica 128 : 241 – 251       (22)

Krasikova A, Derjusheva S, Galkina S, Kurganova A, Evteev A and Gaginskaya E (2006) On the positions of centromeres in chicken lampbrush chromosomes. Chromosome Research, 14: 777 – 789       (24)

Zakharova KV, Galkina SA and Lukina NA and Rodionov AV (2006) Crossing over in chicken oogenesis: periodic arrangement of chiasmata over chromosomes. Russ J Genet. 42 : 691 – 695       (23)


Galkina S, Lukina N, Zakharova K and Rodionov A (2005) Interstitial (TTAGGG)(n) sequences are not hot spots of recombination in the chicken lampbrush macrochromosomes 1 – 3. Chromosome Research 13 : 551 – 557       (26)

Ikebe C, Kuro-o M, Ohtani H, Kawase Y, Matsui T and Kohno S (2005) Cytogenetic studies of Hynobiidae (Urodela) XIX. Morphological variation of sex chromosomes pairing behaviour of lampbrush chromosomes in Hynobius quelpaertensis (Mori) from Cheju Island, South Korea. Chromosome Research 13 : 157 – 167

Krasikova A, Kulikova T and Saifitdinova A (2005) Cohesion proteins are present in cemntromere protein bodies associated with avian lampbrush chromosomes. Chromosome Research 13, 675 – 685       (25)

Sallacz NB and Jantsch MF (2005) Chromosomal storage of the RNA-editing enzyme ADAR1 in Xenopus oocytes. Mol. Cell Biol. 16 : 3377 – 3386

Schmid M, Nanda I and Burt DW (2005) Second report on chicken genes and chromosomes 2005. Cytogenetics and Genome Research 109: 415-479       (29)


Brown DD (2004) A tribute to the Xenopus laevis oocyte and egg. J Biol. Chem. 279 : 45291 – 45299

Derjusheva S and Gall JG (2004) Dynamics of coilin in Cajal bodies of the Xenopus germinal vesicle. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 101: 4810-4814

Derjusheva S, Kurganova A, Habermann F and Gaginskaya E (2004) High chromosome conservation detected by comparative chromosome painting in chicken, pigeon and passerine birds. Chromosome Research 12: 715-723

Gall JG, Wu Z, Murphy C, and Gao H (2004) Structure in the amphibian germinal vesicle. Exp. Cell Res. 296: 28 – 34

Krasikova A, Saifitdinova A, Derjusheva S, Mizuno S and Gaginskaya E (2004) A novel structure associated with the chicken ZW lampbrush bivalent. Chromosome Research, 12, p. 94-95

Krasikova A, Kulikova T, Saifitdinova A, Derjusheva S and Gaginskaya E (2004) Centromeric protein bodies on avian lampbrush chromosomes contain a protein detectable with an antibody against DNA topoisomerase II. Chromosoma 113: 316-323       (31)

Vishnyakova NM, Lacroix JC and Rodionov AV (2004) Cytogenetic maps of lampbrush chromosomes of newts of the genus Pleurodeles : an algorithm of lampbrush chromosome identification in Pleurodeles waltli by immunocytochemical staining of landmark loops with polyclonal anti-Ro52 antisera. Russ J Genet. 40 : 491 – 499 and Genetika 40: 614-623       (28)


Derjusheva S, Kurganova A, Krasikova A, Saifitdinova A, Habermann FA, Gaginskaya E (2003) Precise identification of chicken chromosomes in the lampbrush form using chromosome painting probes. Chromosome Research 11 : 749-757       (33)

Gall JG (2003) The centennial of the Cajal body. Nature Rev.Mol. Cell Biol. 4: 975-980

Handwerger KE, Murphy C and Gall JG (2003) Steady state dynamics of Cajal body components in the Xenopus germinal vesicle. J Cell Biol. 160: 495-504

Saifitdinova A, Derjusheva S, Krasikova A, Gaginskaya E (2003) Lampbrush chromosomes of the chaffinch ( Fringilla coelebs L .). Chromosome Research 11: 99-113       (32)

Smith AJ, Ling Y and Morgan, GT (2003) Subnuclear localization and Cajal body targeting of transcription elongation factor TFIIS in amphibian oocytes. Mol. Biol. Cell 14: 1255-1267


Doyle O, Corden JL, Murphy C and Gall JG (2002) The distribution of RNA polymerase II in largest sub-unit (RPB1) in the germinal vesicle. J. Struct. Biol. 140: 154-166

Gaginskaya ER, Derjusheva SE, Krasikova A and Saifitdinova AF (2002) Avian chromosomes in the lampbrush phase: structural and functional aspects. Chromosome Research 10: Supplement 1, pp.3

Handwerger KE, Wu Z, Murphy C, and Gall JG (2002) Heat shock induces mini-Cajal bodies in the Xenopus germinal vesicle. J. Cell Sci. 115: 2011-2020

Morgan GT (2002) Lampbrush chromosomes and associated bodies: new insights into principles of nuclear structure and function. Chromosome Research 10: 177 – 200       (34)

Murphy C, Wang Z, Roeder RG and Gall JG (2002) RNA polymerase III in Cajal bodies and lampbrush chromosomes of the Xenopus laevis oocyte nucleus. Mol.Cell Biol. 13: 3466-3476       (35)

Rodionov AV, Lukina NA, Galkina SA, Solovei I and Saccone S (2002) Crossing over in chicken oogenesis: Cytological and chiasma-based genetic maps of  chicken lampbrush chromosome 1. Journal of Heredity 93: 125-129       (36)

Rodionov AV and Chechik MS (2002) Lampbrush Chromosomes in the Japanese Quail Coturnix coturnix japonica: Cytological Map of Macrochromosomes and Meiotic Crossing-over Frequency in Females. Russian Journal of Genetics:  38, 1054–1059       (37)

Tixier-Boichard M, Saccone S and Bernardi G (2002) Comparative mapping of chicken lampbrush and mitotic chromosomes by FISH and DAPI/CMA-staining. Chromosome Research 10: Supplement 1, pp.5


Andreozzi L, Federico C, Motta S, Saccone S, Sazanova AL, Sazanova AA, Smirnov AF, Galkina SA, Lukina NA and Rodionov AV (2001) Compositional mapping of chicken chromosomes and identification of the gene-richest regions. Chromosome Research 9: 521-532

Gall JG (2001) A role for Cajal bodies in assembly of the nuclear transcription machinery. FEBS Lett. 498: 164-167

Kneissel S, Franke WW, Gall JG, Heid H, Reidenbach S, Schnolzer M, Spring H, Zentgraf H and Schmidt-Zachmann M (2001) A novel karyoskeletal protein: characterization of protein NO145, the major component of nucleolar cortical skeleton in Xenpus oocytes. Mol. Cell Biol. 12: 3904-3918

Saifitdinova AF, Derjusheva SE, Malykh AG, Zhurov VG, Andreeva TF and Gaginskaya ER (2001) Centromeric tandem repeat from the chaffinch genome: isolation and molecular characterization. Genome 44: 96-103.       [Web]

Teranishi M, Shimada Y, Hori T, Nakabayashi O, Kikuchi T, Macleod T, Pym R, Sheldon T, Solovei I, Macgregor H and Mizuno S (2001) Transcripts of the MHM region of the chicken Z chromosome accumulate as non-coding RNA in the nucleus of female cells adjacent to the DMRT locus. Chromosome Research 9: 147-165       (38)

Yu Y, Shu M, Narayanan A, Terns RM, Terns MP and Steitz JA (2001) Internal modification of U2 snRNA occurs in nucleoli of Xenopus oocytes. Journal of Cell Biology 152:1279-1288


Bellini M (2000) Coilin, more than a molecular marker of the Cajal (coiled) body. Bioessays 22: 861-867

Delelis-Fanien C, Angelier N and Penrad-Mobayed M (2000) HSP70 is involved in the control of chromosomal transcription in the amphibian oocyte. Exp Cell Res, 260, 222-232.       (62)

Gall JG (2000) Cajal bodies: the first 100 years. Annual Review of Cell and Deveopmental Biology 16: 273-300

Morgan GT, Doyle O, Murphy C and Gall JG (2000) RNA polymerase II in Cajal bodies of amphibian oocytes. J. Struct. Biol. 129: 258-268

Saifitdinova AF, Timofejeva LP, Zhurov VG and Gaginskaya ER (2000) A highly repeated FCP centromeric sequence from chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs) genome is revealed within interchromosomal connectives during mitosis. ????????? 42(6): 588-593.      [PDF]


Bellini M and Gall JG (1999) Coilin shuttles between the nucleus and cytoplasm in Xenopus oocytes. Molecular Biology of the Cell 10: 3425-3434

Gall JG, Bellini M, Wu Z and Murphy C (1999) Assembly of the Nuclear Transcription and Processing machinery: Cajal Bodies (Coiled Bodies) and Transcriptosomes. Mol. Biol. Cell 10:4385-4402

Narayanan A, Speckmann W, Terns RM and Terns MP (1999) Role of the Box C/D motif in the localization of small nucleolar RNAs to coiled bodies and nucleoli. Molecular Biology of the Cell 10: 2137-2147

Narayanan A, Lukowiak A, Jady B, Dragon F, Kiss T, Terns RM and Terns MP (1999) Nucleolar localization signals of Box H/ACA small nucleolar RNAs. EMBO J. 18:5120-5130.

Panasenko (Galkina) S and Rodionov AV (1999) Comparative mapping of the histone H5 gene in the chicken and Japanese quail. Cytogenet Cell Genet 85: 96

Rodionov AV, Lukina NA, Panasenko (Galkina) S and Zakharova K (1999) A new version of chicken chromosome map is useful for FISHing. Cytogenet Cell Genet 85: 97

Speckmann W, Narayanan A, Terns RM and Terns MP (1999) Nuclear retention elements of U3 small nucleolar RNA. Mol. Cell. Biol. 19:8412-8421


Bellini M and Gall JG (1998) Coilin can form a complex with the U7 small nuclear ribonucleoprotein. Molecular Biology of the Cell 9: 2987-3001.

Gall JG and Murphy C (1998) Assembly of lampbrush chromosomes from sperm chromatin. Mol Biol Cell 9: 733-747       (40)

Mizuno S and Macgregor HC (1998) The ZW lampbrush chromosomes of birds: a unique opportunity to look at the molecular cytogenetics of sex chromosomes. Cytogenet Cell Genet 80: 149-157       (42)

Penrad-Mobayed M, Moreau N and Angelier N (1998) Evidence for specific RNA/protein interactions in the didifferential segment of the W sex chromosome in the amphibian Pleurodeles waltl. Develop. Growth. Differ., 40: 147-156.       (61)

Solovei I, Ogawa A, Naito M, Mizuno S and Macgregor HC (1998) Specific chromomeres on the chicken W lampbrush chromosome contain specific repetitive DNA sequence families. Chromosome Research 6: 323 – 327       (41)


Gall JG (1997) Spread preparation of Xenopus germinal vesicle contents. In: Cell Biology: A Laboratory Manual, Vol. 1, eds. D. L. Spector, R. D. Goldman, and L. A. Leinwand, Cold Spring Harbor, NY: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press 52.1-52

Guerrini F, Bucci S, Ragghianti M, Mancino G, Hotz H, Uzzell T and Berger L (1997) Genomes of two water frog species resist germ line exclusion in interspecies hybrids. J Exp. Zool. 279: 163 - 176

Macgregor HC, Solovei I, and Mizuno S (1997) Lampbrush chromosomes as systems for high resolution studies of meiotic chromosome structure. in Chromosome Segregation and Aneuploidy, (ed. A. Abbondandolo, B.K.Vig and R. Roi). European Commission Joint Research Centre Publication. P172-183

Miura I, Ohtani H, Hanada H, Ichikawa Y, Kashiwagi A and Nakamura M (1997) Evidence for two successive pericentric inversions in sex lampbrush chromosomes of Rana rugosa (Anura: Ranidae). Chromosoma 106: 178 - 182

Ogawa A, Solovei I, Hutchison N, Saitoh Y, Ikeda J-E, Macgregor H and Mizuno S (1997)  Molecular characterization and cytological mapping of a non-repetitive DNA sequence region from the W chromosome of chicken and its use as a universal probe for sexing Carinatae birds.  Chromosome Research 5:  93 – 101       (44)

Rodionov AV, Amburladze RV, Vishnjakova N, Panasenko (Galkina) S and Kosíianenko SA (1997) The linkage groups and chromosome morphology of the domestic birds remain stabile more than 150 Myr. In: Plant and animal agrobiotechnology (ed Glazko VI) Kiev P. 132-133

Rodionov AV, Amburladze RV, Lukina NA, Kanashina O, Myakoshina Y, Panasenko (Galkina) S, Chelysheva LA and Chechik MS (1997) The mitotic and meiotic chromosome cytogenetic maps of Phasianidae. In: Plant and animal agrobiotechnology (ed Glazko) VI Kiev P133-134

Rodionov AV, Panasenko (Galkina) S, Kanashina O and Gaginskaya ER (1997) Comparative analysis of the avian mitotic chromosomes and lampbrush chromosomes. Tsitologia 39: 97

Wallace H, Wallace BMN and Badawy GMI (1997) Lampbrush chromosomes and chiasmata of sex-reversed crested newts. Chromosoma 106: 526 – 533

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Muller WP (1974) The lampbrush chromosomes of Xenopus laevis (Daudin). Chromosoma 47: 283-296.

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Kezer J and Macgregor HC (1973) The nucleolar organiser of Plethodon c. cinereus. II. The lampbrush nucleolar organizer. Chromosoma 42: 427-444

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Gaginskaya ER (1972b) The nuclear structures in oocytes of adult birds. II. Protein bodies and the karyosphere. Tsitologiia 14: 568-577

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Mancino G, Nardi I and Ragghianti M (1972a) Structural correspondence between nucleolus- and sphere-organizing regions of the lampbrush chromosomes and secondary constrictions of the mitotic chromosomes. Experientia 28: 586-588

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Ragghianti M, Nardi I and Mancino G (1972) Completion of the morphology of the lampbrush chromosomes of the Italian alpine newt Triturus alpestris apuanus Bonaparte. Experientia 28: 588-590


Bucci S, Nardi I, Mancino G and Fiume L (1971) Incorporation of tritiated uridine in nuclei of Triturus oocytes treated with a-amanitin. Exp Cell Res 69: 462-465

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Barsacchi G, Bussotti L and Mancino G (1970) The maps of the lampbrush chromosomes of Triturus (Amphibia Urodela) IV. Triturus vulgaris meridonalis. Chromosoma 31: 255-279

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Mancino G and Barsacchi G (1969) The maps of the lampbrush chromosomes of Triturus (Amphibia, Urodela) III Triturus italicus. Ann Embryol Morphogen 2: 355-377

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Riemann W,  Muir C and Macgregor HC (1969) Sodium and potassium in oocytes of Triturus cristatus. J Cell Sci 4: 299-304

Snow MHL and Callan HG (1969) Evidence for a polarized movement of the lateral loops of newt lampbrush chromosomes during oogenesis. J Cell Sci 5: 1-25


Mancino G, Barsacchi G and Nardi I (1968) Effetti della actinomicina D tritiata sui lampbrush chromosomes di Triturus (Anfibi Urodeli). Atti Accad Naz Lincei 45: 591-596

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Mancino G, Barsacchi G and Nardi I (1967) Uno studio autoradiographico sulla sintesi di RNA nei lampbrush chromosomes di Triturus (Anfibi Urodeli). Boll Zool 34: 134

Ebstein BS (1967)  Tritiated actinomycin D as a cytochemical label for small amounts of DNA. J Cell Biol. 35: 709 – 713

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Callan HG (1966) Chromosomes and nucleoli of the axolotl, Ambystoma mexicanum. J Cell Sci 1: 85-108

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Macgregor HC (1965) The role of lampbrush chromosomes in the formation of nucleoli in amphibian oocytes. Quart J Microsc Sci 106: 215-228

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Gall JG and Callan HG (1962) H3-uridine incorporation in lampbrush chromosomes. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 48: 562-570

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