OBO ID: GO:0007129
Term Name: synapsis Search Ontology:
Synonyms:
  • chromosomal pairing
  • chromosomal synapsis
  • homologous chromosome pairing at meiosis
Definition: The meiotic cell cycle process where side by side pairing and physical juxtaposition of homologous chromosomes is created during meiotic prophase. Synapsis begins when the chromosome arms begin to pair from the clustered telomeres and ends when synaptonemal complex or linear element assembly is complete. (2)
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Ontology: GO: Biological Process   QuickGO   AmiGO
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