Definition of Diakinesis

1. Noun. The final stage of the prophase of meiosis.

Group relationships: Prophase
Generic synonyms: Phase, Stage



Definition of Diakinesis

1. Noun. (cytology) the last stage of prophase, in which the nucleolus and nuclear envelope disappear, spindle fibers form, and the chromosomes shorten in preparation for anaphase. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Diakinesis

1. [n -KINESES]

Medical Definition of Diakinesis

1. The final stage of the first prophase of meiosis. The chromosomes condense to their greatest extent during this stage and normally the nucleolus disappears and the fragments of the nuclear envelope disperse. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Literary usage of Diakinesis

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1. An Introduction to Cytology by Lester Whyland Sharp (1921)
"... stage to diakinesis. During .the relatively enormous growth of the oocyte on the other hand, the chromosomes, which have usually reached the ..."

2. Report of the Annual Meeting (1908)
"diakinesis is not the only stage in which there is an indication of repulsion between the elements of the chromatic linin. Measurements prove that all euch ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1922)
"... state that the number of chromosome pairs in the species is nine but that Occasionally in diakinesis only eight chromosome bivalente were present, ..."

4. Strasburger's Text-book of Botany by Eduard Strasburger, Hans Fitting (1921)
"... become shorter and thicker and are distributed around the periphery of the nucleus ; this is the condition that has been termed diakinesis (5, 6). ..."

5. Plant Anatomy from the Standpoint of the Development and Functions of the by William Chase Stevens (1916)
"From nuclei of grandmother cells of pollen grains of Funkia sieboldiana A, in diakinesis showing pairs of chromosomes of different ..."

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