The time-course study of meiosis in the fungus Coprinus cinereus (C. lagopus) by electron microscopy reveals that two monoglobular spindle pole bodies (SPB's) of prekaryogamy nuclei come together during karyogamy and are fused. The fusion SPB of postkaryogamy nucleus persists through zygotene and pachytene as evidenced by the presence of axial components and synaptonemal complexes. At early diplotene, the SPB divides. The divided SPB takes on a diglobular form, which grows in size to form two daughter SPB's. These separate and move to opposite poles at metaphase I.

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