Latest Cytogenetics Stories
A broken chromosome is like an unmoored beansprout circling in search of attachment.
Two new studies offer insight into sex chromosome evolution by focusing on papaya, a multimillion dollar crop plant with a sexual problem (as far as growers are concerned) and a complicated past.
According to a new study, children exposed to high levels of the common air pollutant naphthalene are at increased risk for chromosomal aberrations (CAs), which have been previously associated with cancer.
Besides the obvious differences between plants and animals, subtle ones lie concealed within the cell, even within the nucleus.
The study, published yesterday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), looked at how genes on sex-linked chromosomes are passed down generations and linked to fertility, using the specific example of the W chromosome in female chickens.
Cohesin is a ring-shaped protein complex involved in the spatial organization of the genome and in mitotic chromosome structure.
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