A sexy spin on nonrandom chromosome segregation

Cell Stem Cell. 2013 Jun 6;12(6):641-3. doi: 10.1016/j.stem.2013.05.013.


Nonrandom chromosome segregation is an intriguing phenomenon linked to certain asymmetric stem cell divisions. In a recent report in Nature, Yadlapalli and Yamashita (2013) observe nonrandom segregation of X and Y chromosomes in Drosophila germline stem cells and shed light on the complex mechanisms of this fascinating process.

Publication types

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MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Chromatids / metabolism*
  • Chromosome Segregation*
  • Drosophila melanogaster / cytology*
  • Drosophila melanogaster / metabolism*
  • Male
  • Stem Cells / cytology*