- the last stage in prophase, in which the nucleolus and nuclear envelope disappear, spindle fibers form, and the chromosomes shorten in preparation for anaphase.
Origin of diakinesis
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Haploid (n) chromosome numbers were determined from cells in diakinesis, metaphase I, and metaphase II of meiosis.Neotropical Hylid Frogs, Genus Smilisca
William E. Duellman
- the final stage of the prophase of meiosis, during which homologous chromosomes start to separate after crossing over
C20: from dia- + Greek kinēsis movement
- The final stage of the prophase in meiosis, characterized by shortening and thickening of the paired chromosomes, formation of the spindle fibers, disappearance of the nucleolus, and degeneration of the nuclear membrane.
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