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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25 December, 2018

MBSJ 2018

Shuhei Yoshida and Sui Nishiyama attended MBSJ 2018 (the 41th Annual Meeting of the Molecular Biology Society of Japan) held in Yokohama from 28-30 Nov., 2018 and presented their researches.

14 November, 2018

BDR Symposium 2019 

BDR Symposium 2019 "Control and Design of Biosystems" will be held from March 25 to 27, 2019. Registration is closed.

9 October, 2018

Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas 

Kitajima lab takes part of Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas "Ensuring integrity in gametogenesis"