leptotene


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leptotene

(ˈlɛptəʊˌtiːn)
n
(Biochemistry) the first stage of the prophase of meiosis during which the nuclear material becomes resolved into slender single-stranded chromosomes
[C20: from lepto- + -tene, from Greek tainia band, filament]
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Noun1.leptotene - the first stage of the prophase of meiosis
prophase - the first stage of meiosis
synapsis - the side by side pairing of homologous maternal and paternal chromosomes at the start 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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CA, cortical alveoli; AF, atretic follicle; BM, basement membrane; F, follicle cell; FG, full-grown oocyte; LO, leptotene oocytes; N, nucleus; NU, perinuclear nucleoli; OF, ovarian follicle; OG, oogonium; OL, ovarian lumen; PF, prefollicle cells; PG, primary growth oocyte; PO, pachytene oocyte; SG, secondary growth oocyte; Y, yolk globule; ZP, zona pellucida.
Primary spermatocytes, stained with the anti-SCP3 antibody, were selected to evaluate the respective percentages of leptotene, zygotene, pachytene and diplotene stages.
The preleptotene spermatocytes enter prophase I of meiosis, transform into leptotene, zygotene, pachytene and diplotene cells, which then quickly finish meiosis I forming secondary spermatocytes.
Early prophasic Leptotene, Oogonia enter into meiosis, stage (CN) zygotene, giving rise to oocytes.
2003) current study study) Spermatogonia: Cell size: Cell size: 8- Cell size: spherical or 5-7 [micro]m 10 [micro]m 8-10 [micro]m oval shaped, Nucleus: round nucleus 6-7 [micro]m containing euchromatin, prominent nucleolus Primary Cell size: Cell size: Cell size: leptotene 3-5 [micro]m 10-12 [micro]m 12-15 [micro]m spermatocytes: round shaped Nucleus: Nucleus: with large, 2.
46) FSH is responsible for the development and differentiation of spermatogonia through different stages namely spermatogonia, preleptotene, leptotene, early pachytene, late pachytene, and secondary spermatocytes after the attainment of puberty.
This latter cell gives rise to the primary spermatocyte, which quickly undergoes its first meiotic division and passes through 4 prophase stages, leptotene, zygotene, pachytene, and diplotene, before undergoing meiotic metaphase.