Chapter

Chromosome Analysis

R. J. McKinlay Gardner, Grant R. Sutherland and Lisa G. Shaffer

in Chromosome Abnormalities and Genetic Counseling

Fourth edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print November 2011 | ISBN: 9780195375336
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199975174 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780195375336.003.0002

Series: Oxford Monographs on Medical Genetics

Chromosome Analysis

Show Summary Details

Preview

ON CLASSICAL METHODOLOGY, chromosomes are analyzed in the cytogenetics laboratory under the light microscope at a magnification of about 1000×. The chromosomes must be stained to be visible, and a great many staining techniques have been used to demonstrate different features of the chromosome. We list some of these, in particular those with a more immediate practical application to the clinical issues we discuss in this book, or which are of historical value, when referring to the older literature.

Chapter.  2419 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Clinical Genetics

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Oxford University Press »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.