What is synaptonemal complex ?please explain and give a defination.

The synaptonemal complex is a protein structure formed between two homologous chromosomes during meiosis. The synaptonemal complex mediates chromosome pairing or synapsis.

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In zygotene sub-stage of Prophase 1 of Meiosis 1, the chromosome synapsis is accompanied by hte formation of a complex structure called synaptonemal complex.Hope that helps.

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