Stopping and starting the meiotic cell cycle

Curr Opin Genet Dev. 1997 Feb;7(1):23-31. doi: 10.1016/s0959-437x(97)80105-0.


The meiotic cell cycle arrests in response to both perturbations and developmental signals. Recent research suggests that meiosis has checkpoints to monitor the completion of meiotic recombination and the attachment of chromosomes to the spindle. New insights have been gained into how meiosis resumes after normal developmental arrests, and new genes have been identified that are required for proper meiotic progression.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cell Cycle / physiology*
  • Humans
  • Meiosis / physiology*
  • Oogenesis