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Figure 9 | Molecular Cytogenetics

Figure 9

From: On the origin of crossover interference: A chromosome oscillatory movement (COM) model

Figure 9

Chiasma positions at the Diplotene stage as seen in 2D. It would from this picture in 2D appear that chiasmata would have to move towards the ends of the chromosome (terminalize) in order for homologs to be able to separate at the following Anaphase I stage. In reality, however, any such movement is prohibited by the inter-chiasma loops being orientated perpendicular to each other. Reproduced from [30].

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