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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19 December, 2023

The 5th Symposium of "Program of Totipotency: From Decoding to Designing"

Tomoya Kitajima gave an invited presentation at the 5th Symposium of "Program of Totipotency: From Decoding to Designing" held in Bunkyo-Ku, Tokyo from 11 to 12 December, 2023.

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IMEG Mini Symposium

Eishi Aizawa gave an invited presentation at IMEG Mini Symposium “Developmental Biology of Reproduction” held in Kumamoto on 11 December, 2023.

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MBSJ2023

Tomoya Kitajima, Shuhei Yoshida, Osamu Takenouchi and Eishi Aizawa attended the 46th Annual Meeting of the Molecular Biology Society of Japan held in Kobe from 6 to 8 December, 2023 and gave oral and poster presentations. Osamu won the Best Science Pitch Award.

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