Synaptonemal complexes of the common shrew, Sorex araneus L., in spermatocyte spreads

Cytogenet Cell Genet. 1991;56(1):61-2. doi: 10.1159/000133048.


This paper presents an electron microscopic analysis of the behavior and morphology of the sex chromosomes and autosomes during prophase I in the common shrew, Sorex araneus L. The pairing patterns of the X/Y1Y2 and autosomal Robertsonian trivalents are described.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Chromosomes / ultrastructure
  • Male
  • Prophase
  • Shrews / genetics*
  • Spermatocytes / ultrastructure*
  • Synaptonemal Complex*