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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5 January, 2023

JSPS Prize

Tomoya Kitajima has been selected to receive the JSPS Prize.

5 January, 2023

A new member joined

Hinako Takase (JSPS Research Fellow) joined our lab from January.

22 December, 2022

Chromosome Workshop 2022

Shuhei Yoshida attended the 40th Chromosome Workshop and the 21st Nuclear Dynamics Meeting (online) held from 20 to 21 December and gave an oral presentation.

22 December, 2022

The Japan Society of Human Genetics

Tomoya Kitajima was invited to present our research at the 67th Annual Meeting of the Japan Society of Human Genetics held in Yokohama from 14 to 17 December.

22 December, 2022

MBSJ 2022

Shuhei Yoshida attended the 45th Annual Meeting of the Molecular Biology Society of Japan held in Chiba from 30 November to 2 December and gave oral and poster presentations.

22 December, 2022

The International Symposium "Totipotency and Germ Cell Development"

Tomoya Kitajima, Osamu Takenouchi, Eishi Aizawa and Hirohisa Kyogoku attended the International Symposium "Totipotency and Germ Cell Development" held in Fukuoka from 23 to 25 November and gave oral and poster presentations.


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