The Meiosin Gene Initiates the Switch from Mitosis to Meiosis (image) Kumamoto University Share Print E-Mail Caption In germ cell development, the newly discovered Meiosin gene triggers the change from mitosis to meiosis. It turns on hundreds of other genes that appear to work together to form sperm and egg cells in animals. Credit Assoc. Prof. Kei-ichiro Ishiguro Usage Restrictions This image may only be used in conjunction with the accompanying release, or stories written about the work described in the release with reference to the original work. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.