Diakinesis

Definition

noun

The final stage of prophase I of meiosis I in which the chromosomes condense, the nucleolus fragments and the nuclear envelope disperse.


Supplement

During the first prophase of meiosis I, there are five sub-stages: leptotene, zygotene, pachytene, diplotene and diakinesis.


Word origin: from Greek diakinese

Related forms: diakinetic (adjective)

See also: prophase I, meiosis I


Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page



This page was last modified on 26 October 2009, at 12:59. This page has been accessed 7,859 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link