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Genetika. 1991 Aug;27(8):1366-71.

[Positional control of the distribution of spontaneous sister chromatid exchanges along mouse chromosomes].

[Article in Russian]

Abstract

The use of a new method having combined C-band staining and differential staining of sister chromatids allowed to determine a pattern of distribution of spontaneous sister chromatid exchanges (SCE) along cytologically marked chromosomes 1, 2 and 6 of house mouse. All chromosomes displayed the same pattern of SCE distribution: SCEs are most frequent in the middle part of the chromosome arm and rather rare near the centromere and the telomere. It has been suggested that this pattern of distribution is positional, rather chromatin-specific. The chromosome 1 carrying paracentric inversion with breakpoints in the middle part of the arm and just near the telomere has the same pattern of SCE distribution as normal chromosome 1. Double insertion of homogeneously staining regions in the middle part of the chromosome 1 produces increase in the SCE number per chromosome proportional to the physical length of the insertion. In contrast to meiotic recombination, interference between SCEs is not detected. No evidence for existence of the hot-spots of SCE on the junctions between C-positive and C-negative regions, as well as between G-bands and R-bands, has been produced.

PMID:
1722185
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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