diplotene

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diplotene

(ˈdɪpləʊˌtiːn)
n
(Biology) the fourth stage of the prophase of meiosis, during which the paired homologous chromosomes separate except at the places where genetic exchange has occurred. See also chiasma1, crossing over
[C20: from diplo- + Greek tainia band]
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Noun1.diplotene - the fourth stage of the prophase of meiosis
crossing over, crossover - the interchange of sections between pairing homologous chromosomes during the prophase of meiosis
prophase - the first stage of meiosis
phase, stage - any distinct time period in a sequence of events; "we are in a transitional stage in which many former ideas must be revised or rejected"
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With respect to the second question, this feature is probably a consequence of the skewed cellular phase ratio in the sample, because from the 105 spreads obtained, only 9 were mitotic metaphases and the others were almost all diplotenes.
Keywords: Arachnida, Meiosis, chromosomal morphology, spider, diplotene pair