Figure 4-58. The polarized orientation of chromosomes found in certain interphase nuclei.

Figure 4-58The polarized orientation of chromosomes found in certain interphase nuclei

(A) Fluorescent light micrograph of interphase nuclei from the rapidly growing root tip of a plant. Centromeres are stained green and teleomeres red by in situ hybridization of centromere- and telomere-specific DNA sequences coupled to the different fluorescent dyes. (B) Interpretation of (A) showing chromosomes in the Rab1 orientation with all the centromeres facing one side of a nucleus and all the telomeres pointing toward the opposite side. (A, from R. Abranches et al., J. Cell Biol. 143:5–12, 1998. © The Rockefeller University Press.)

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