Origin of synapsis
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The method of synapsis in Coptocycla is like that described for Chelymorpha argus.
There is in the male, in addition to the X, also a Y chromosome, which acts as its mate in synapsis and reduction.Sex-linked Inheritance in Drosophila
Thomas Hunt Morgan
From this synapsis the lower neurone proceeds, its axons travelling to the anterior horn and arborising around the motor cells.
The synizesis and synapsis stages are similar to those in Chelymorpha (figs. 61 and 62).
- cytology the association in pairs of homologous chromosomes at the start of meiosis
- another word for synapse
C19: from New Latin, from Greek sunapsis junction, from sunaptein to join together, from syn- + haptein to connect
Word Origin and History for synapsis
plural synapses, 1895 in biology, Modern Latin, from Greek synapsis "connection, junction" (see synapse).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- The side-by-side association of homologous paternal and maternal chromosomes during early meiotic prophase.