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Pushing the (nuclear) envelope into meiosis

Abby F Dernburg

Author Affiliations

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-3220, USA

Howard Hughes Medical Institute, 4000 Jones Bridge Road, Chevy Chase, MD 20815, USA

Department of Genome Dynamics, Life Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA

California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA

Genome Biology 2013, 14:110  doi:10.1186/gb-2013-14-3-110

Published: 27 March 2013


A recent study shows that a short isoform of a mammalian nuclear lamin is important for homologous chromosome interactions during meiotic prophase in mice.