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    Pachytene

Locusta migratoriaLilium grandiflorumPetunia hybrida
meiosis: pachytene in Locusta
meiosis: pachytene in Lilium
meiosis: pachytene in Petunia.jpg
Characteristic for pachytene (Gr. pachus = dik), a stage of prophase I, are the complete pairing of the chromosomes and the lining-up of the chromomeres. Synapsis, that commonly shifts like a zip from the telomeres to the centromeres, is now at a climax. The nucleoli are often still visible at pachytene.

last modified: 1 Oct 2011