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:

Series: Oxford Monographs on Medical Genetics

Chromosome Analysis

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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.  2452 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Clinical Genetics

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