Meiosis News and Research

RSS
Multicellular eukaryotes and single-celled sex cells reproduce by a process called meiosis. In this process, the number of chromosomes in a mother cell is halved to produce gametes, cells that fuse with other cells. This happens in plants, animals, and fungi. German biologist, Oscar Hertwig first discovered meiosis in sea urchin eggs in 1876.
Molecular alarm clock awakens ovules from resting period

Molecular alarm clock awakens ovules from resting period

Geneticists identify enzyme that regulates chromosome segregation during meiosis

Geneticists identify enzyme that regulates chromosome segregation during meiosis

Scientists identify RingoA protein as key regulator of meiosis

Scientists identify RingoA protein as key regulator of meiosis

Bitplane announces launch of Imaris 8.2 with ImarisLineage at ASCB 2015

Bitplane announces launch of Imaris 8.2 with ImarisLineage at ASCB 2015

Bitplane announces launch of Imaris 8.2 with ImarisLineage at ASCB 2015

Bitplane announces launch of Imaris 8.2 with ImarisLineage at ASCB 2015

Recipients of GSA poster awards announced at 20th International C. elegans Meeting

Recipients of GSA poster awards announced at 20th International C. elegans Meeting

IRB Barcelona scientists provide molecular details about Seckel Syndrome

IRB Barcelona scientists provide molecular details about Seckel Syndrome

New imaging technique helps pinpoint significant event that leads to age-related chromosomal errors

New imaging technique helps pinpoint significant event that leads to age-related chromosomal errors

New research links mutations in TEX11 gene to some cases of male infertility

New research links mutations in TEX11 gene to some cases of male infertility

Einstein researchers find possible clue to why older mothers have babies born with Down syndrome

Einstein researchers find possible clue to why older mothers have babies born with Down syndrome

Reproductive cell division has mechanical safeguard against chromosome sorting errors

Reproductive cell division has mechanical safeguard against chromosome sorting errors

Fragile Y hypothesis explains the factors behind chromosome loss

Fragile Y hypothesis explains the factors behind chromosome loss

Research breakthrough: Human skin cells becomes embryonic stem cells

Research breakthrough: Human skin cells becomes embryonic stem cells

New mechanism that plays important role in meiosis identified

New mechanism that plays important role in meiosis identified

Pachytene piRNAs play an essential role in protecting post-meiotic germ cells

Pachytene piRNAs play an essential role in protecting post-meiotic germ cells

UMass Amherst biophysicist receives 2013 Margaret Oakley Dayhoff Award

UMass Amherst biophysicist receives 2013 Margaret Oakley Dayhoff Award

Research focuses on evolution of sex and gamete function

Research focuses on evolution of sex and gamete function

FANCM gene plays key role in recombination of genetic information during inheritance

FANCM gene plays key role in recombination of genetic information during inheritance

Missing tool helps sperm and eggs develop exactly 23 chromosomes each

Missing tool helps sperm and eggs develop exactly 23 chromosomes each

Study examines mRNA transcripts in the sperm of fruitflies and humans

Study examines mRNA transcripts in the sperm of fruitflies and humans