lampbrush chromosome

Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

One of the large chromosomes found in the eggs (primary oocytes) of amphibians, with paired loops which extend from most of their chromomeres giving a furry, brush-like appearance under the microscope. They are particularly obvious at the diplotene stage of meiosis.

Subjects: Genetics and Genomics.

Reference entries

See all related reference entries in Oxford Index »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.