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Meiosis questions

Thu Oct 24 08:49:09 EST 1996

Hi all,
   Last night I made headway on a resampling statistical simulation of
a recominant-inbreeding experiment I'd like to do, but realized there are
some gaps in my knowledge.
   When a crossover occurs that resolves giving two products, is it reason-
able to expect that each can end up in a sperm cell?  What about during
oogenesis?  Does only one end up in an oocyte?  If the answer is "yes" in
spermatogenesis--that two (or even four?) sperm result--and if one is a
successful fertilizer, are the others more likely than any random sperm
to fertilize a C. elegans oocyte by virtue of having been ejected by the
male (or hermaphrodite) at about the same time?  --John Thaden
                                                   Little Rock AR
                                                   jjthaden at life.uams.edu

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