Friday, 16 October 2009

Meet the chickens - chook chromosomes at hand

Ladies and Gentelman,

please welcome the chicken DT40 cell line chromosomes.

Picture taken by Kliszczak M.(NUIG)

What you can see here is a methaphase spread where macrochromosomes are visible (chromosome pairs 1, 3, 4, 5, signle sex chromosome Z and trisomic chromosome 2). Rest of the chromosomes appear as a blurry spots.

Metaphase spreads of this kind are investigated in search form any abnormalities like: chromosome breaks, chromosome loss or gain and many more.

I hope you enjoy:)

Till Next Time NUIG:)


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