Definition of Diplotene

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

Terms within: Crossing Over, Crossover
Group relationships: Prophase
Generic synonyms: Phase, Stage



Definition of Diplotene

1. Noun. The fourth stage of prophase of meiosis, during which homologous chromosome pairs begin to separate and chiasmata become visible ¹

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Definition of Diplotene

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Medical Definition of Diplotene

1. The final stage of the first prophase of meiosis. All four chromatids of a tetrad are fully visible and homologous chromosomes start to move away from one another except at chiasmata. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Diplotene

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diplopoda
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diplostemonous
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diplotene (current term)
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dipnoan
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dipnoi

Literary usage of Diplotene

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1. The Mechanism of Mendelian Heredity by Thomas Hunt Morgan (1915)
"Still later the thick threads begin to show a longitudinal split (diplotene stage), and cross connections, uniting the halves . of the threads, ..."

2. The Germ-cell Cycle in Animals by Robert William Hegner (1914)
"throughout the nucleus, and finally split into two threads (Fig. 62, 8-9); this is the diplotene stage. The pairs of filaments finally shorten and thicken, ..."

3. Biological Bulletin by Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, Mass.) (1916)
"diplotene nucleus stage. Centrosomes. Two masses of mitochondria, one on upper surface of cell and one on the lower. Leitz Binoc. 4b X 1/12 lens. FIG. 9. ..."

4. Lehrbuch der vergleichenden Histologie der Tiere by Karl Camillo Schneider (1902)
"Die von Wrsi- WARTER als „noyaux diplotene?" bezeichneten Kerne (Fig. 688) sind dadurch charakterisiert, dass die doppelte Beschaffenheit ..."

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