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A process that is carried out at the cellular level that results in the assembly, arrangement of constituent parts, or disassembly of chromosomes, structures composed of a very long molecule of DNA and associated proteins that carries hereditary information. The progression of biochemical and morphological phases and events that occur in a cell during successive cell replication or nuclear replication events. Canonically, the cell cycle comprises the replication and segregation of genetic material followed by the division of the cell, but in endocycles or syncytial cells nuclear replication or nuclear division may not be followed by cell division. Progression through the phases of the meiotic cell cycle, in which canonically a cell replicates to produce four offspring with half the chromosomal content of the progenitor cell. Compaction of chromatin structure prior to meiosis in eukaryotic cells. The progressive compaction of dispersed interphase chromatin into threadlike chromosomes prior to mitotic or meiotic nuclear division, or during apoptosis, in eukaryotic cells. Any process by which DNA and associated proteins are formed into a compact, orderly structure.

View Gene Ontology (GO) Term


Name: meiotic chromosome condensation
Acc: GO:0010032
Aspect: Biological Process
Desc: Compaction of chromatin structure prior to meiosis in eukaryotic cells.
  • chromosome condensation involved in meiotic cell cycle
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GO:0010032 - meiotic chromosome condensation (interactive image map)

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