Direct evidence for postmeiotic transcription during Drosophila melanogaster spermatogenesis

Maria D. Vibranovski, Domitille S. Chalopin, Hedibert F. Lopes, Manyuan Long, Timothy L. Karr

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Extensive gene expression during meiosis is a hallmark of spermatogenesis. Although it was generally accepted that RNA transcription ceases during meiosis, recent observations suggest that some transcription occurs in postmeiosis. To further resolve this issue, we provide direct evidence for the de novo transcription of RNA during the postmeiotic phases. These results strengthen the newly emerging notion that postmeiotic transcription is dynamic and integral to the overall process of spermatogenesis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)431-433
Number of pages3
Issue number1
StatePublished - Sep 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics


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