Nondisjunction rates of mouse specific chromosomes involved in heterozygous Rb rearrangements measured by chromosome painting of spermatocytes II. I. The effects of the number of trivalents

M. Scascitelli, B. Gustavino, F. Pacchierotti, F. Spirito, M. Rizzoni

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Dual-colour FISH painting with alternative fluorescent chromosome-specific probes allowed us to distinguish chromosomes 1, 4, 6 and 14. The purpose was to check whether nondisjunction rates of specific chromosomes involved in heterozygous Robertsonian fusions are independent of the number of trivalents, or an epistatic effect among Rb chromosomes takes place affecting nondisjunction rates. Probes were used on DAPI-stained metaphases of spermatocytes II of laboratory strains of mice with reconstructed karyotypes heterozygous for one, two, three or four Robertsonian metacentrics in an all-acrocentric background. The existence of such epistatic interactions was not verified. Copyright © 2003 S. Karger AG, Basel.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57 - 64
Number of pages8
JournalCytogenetic and Genome Research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Genetics(clinical)

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