[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP120100946]
Researchers Prof Keith Thomas Jones
Brief description Mammalian eggs are stored life-long and finally mature in the hours before ovulation. This project examines how the chromosomes in the egg are separated properly so as to produce a mature egg capable of being fertilized by a sperm. Often in eggs chromosome division is imprecisely executed, and this project will help us understand why this occurs.
Funding Amount $330,000
Funding Scheme Discovery Projects