How do chromosomes divide?

In a body, every single cell has the same number of chromosomes. This is because when a cell divides, the replicated chromatids are equally segregated into daughter cells. But, the first meiotic division is a clear exception. This division segregates maternal and paternal chromosomes for production of eggs and sperms, which are the origin of a new life. What is the story behind this division?

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animation of chromosome segregation


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20 May, 2024

BDR Student Symposium

Zhou Yuanzhuo (JRA) attended the 4th BDR Student Symposium held at BDR, RIKEN on 18 May, 2024 and presented her research. She won the Oral Presentation Award.

10 May, 2024

A new member joined

So Shimamoto (Research Scientist) joined our lab in May.

10 May, 2024

The MELIS-UPF and RIKEN BDR Symposium

Tomoya Kitajima gave an invited presentation at the MELIS-UPF and RIKEN BDR Symposium held in Barcelona, Spain from 18 to 19 April, 2024.

15 April, 2024

New members joined

Remi Kanemura and Miho Sakuma (Student Trainee) joined our lab in April.

26 March, 2024

Master's Degree

Haruki Morioka received her Master's Degree from the Graduate School of Biostudies, Kyoto University. Congratulations!

26 March, 2024

RIKEN Symposium on Nuclear Structure and Function

Tomoya Kitajima gave an invited presentation at RIKEN Symposium on Nuclear Structure and Function held in Wako from 12 to 13 March, 2024.

26 March, 2024

RIKEN Ohbu Research Incentive Award

Tappei Mishina received RIKEN Ohbu Research Incentive Award. Congratulations!