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Term: spermatocyte synaptonemal complex
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Name: spermatocyte
Synonyms: spermatocytes
Definition: A male germ cell that develops from spermatogonia. The euploid primary spermatocytes undergo meiosis and give rise to the haploid secondary spermatocytes which in turn give rise to spermatids.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0009005]
Name: synaptonemal complex
Definition: A proteinaceous scaffold found between homologous chromosomes during meiosis. It consists of 2 lateral elements and a central element, all running parallel to each other. Transverse filaments connect the lateral elements to the central element.
Ontology: GO: Cellular Component [GO:0000795]   QuickGO   AmiGO