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Research Article

Altered Cohesin Gene Dosage Affects Mammalian Meiotic Chromosome Structure and Behavior

  • Brenda Murdoch equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Brenda Murdoch, Nichole Owen

    Affiliation: School of Molecular Biosciences, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, United States of America

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  • Nichole Owen equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Brenda Murdoch, Nichole Owen

    Affiliation: School of Molecular Biosciences, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, United States of America

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  • Michelle Stevense,

    Affiliation: Institute of Physiological Chemistry, Technische Universität Dresden, Dresden, Germany

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  • Helen Smith,

    Affiliation: School of Molecular Biosciences, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, United States of America

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  • So Nagaoka,

    Affiliation: School of Molecular Biosciences, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, United States of America

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  • Terry Hassold,

    Affiliation: School of Molecular Biosciences, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, United States of America

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  • Michael McKay,

    Affiliation: Sydney University and the North Coast Cancer Institute, Lismore, New South Wales, Australia

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  • Huiling Xu,

    Affiliation: Divisions of Research and Radiation Oncology, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, East Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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  • Jun Fu,

    Affiliation: Genomics, BioTec, Technische Universität Dresden, Dresden, Germany

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  • Ekaterina Revenkova,

    Affiliation: Department of Developmental and Regenerative Biology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Rolf Jessberger,

    Affiliation: Institute of Physiological Chemistry, Technische Universität Dresden, Dresden, Germany

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  • Patricia Hunt mail

    pathunt@vetmed.wsu.edu

    Affiliation: School of Molecular Biosciences, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, United States of America

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  • Published: February 07, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1003241

About the Authors

Brenda Murdoch, Nichole Owen, Helen Smith, So Nagaoka, Terry Hassold, Patricia Hunt
School of Molecular Biosciences, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, United States of America
Michelle Stevense, Rolf Jessberger
Institute of Physiological Chemistry, Technische Universität Dresden, Dresden, Germany
Michael McKay
Sydney University and the North Coast Cancer Institute, Lismore, New South Wales, Australia
Huiling Xu
Divisions of Research and Radiation Oncology, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, East Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Jun Fu
Genomics, BioTec, Technische Universität Dresden, Dresden, Germany
Ekaterina Revenkova
Department of Developmental and Regenerative Biology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: pathunt@vetmed.wsu.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: TH PH RJ. Performed the experiments: BM NO MS HS SN HX JF ER. Analyzed the data: BM NO MS HS SN TH RJ PH. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MS TH MM HX ER RJ PH. Wrote the paper: BM NO HS SN TH MM RJ PH.