Meiosis speed & non-viables gametes

Americo.Bonkewitzz Bonkewitzz at zoology.unp.ac.za
Wed May 22 02:38:51 EST 1996


Hi,

I am trying to find out whether the speed of Meiosis could produce non-
viables gametes or "bad gametes" (gametes with chismata-associated errors, 
lack of DNA reparation, etc). There are many animal due to sperm competition 
that are able to produce a tremendous amount of sperm in a short period of 
time, wouldn't this lead to errors in crossing overs ?

Is it the amount of gametes to produce or the speed at which is produce what 
causes non-viability or "bad gametes" ?

Has anyone got any reference or could anyone give an expert opinion ?

Thank you in advance

A. N. Bonkewitzz
bonkewitzz at zoology.unp.ac.za
bonkewit at unpsun1.cc.unp.ac.za



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