Figure 6. The diagrammatic representation of the events occurring between homologous chromosomes during the prophase of the first meiotic division shows the period of DNA synthesis, the formation of the synaptonemal complex and the processes involved in recombination. Reproduced with permission from de Kretser and Kerr (1994) in “The Physiology of Reproduction” Ed E Knobil & J D Neill, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.