At meiotic prophase, the grasshopper Chorthippus longicornis has normal synaptinemal complexes inside paired homologous chromosomes. Evidence is presented that short single cores and small multiple core complexes occur inside metaphase I chromosomes. At first anaphase, interphase, and early spermatid stage, large multiple core complexes are located in the cytoplasm. It is speculated that the multiple core complexes have some structural elements in common with the synaptinemal complexes, but that different forms of pairing behavior are exhibited by the different complexes.
Article| February 01 1969
MULTIPLE CORE COMPLEXES IN GRASSHOPPER SPERMATOCYTES AND SPERMATIDS
Peter B. Moens
From the Department of Biology, York University, Toronto 12, Ontario, Canada
Received: July 09 1968
Revision Received: October 14 1968
Online ISSN: 1540-8140
Print ISSN: 0021-9525
Copyright © 1969 by The Rockefeller University Press.
Peter B. Moens; MULTIPLE CORE COMPLEXES IN GRASSHOPPER SPERMATOCYTES AND SPERMATIDS . J Cell Biol 1 February 1969; 40 (2): 542–551. doi: https://doi.org/10.1083/jcb.40.2.542
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