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A Simple Method for the Display of Chromosomes from Cultures of White Blood Cells with Special Reference to the Ox

Naturevolume 199pages718719 (1963) | Download Citation



THE intensive examination of human chromosomes during the past two years has led to important discoveries in the understanding of certain disorders. Similar studies on domestic animals have barely begun. Before this can be carried out on a large scale, however, it is necessary to develop techniques which can be readily applied in the field since the standard methods used for the display of human chromosomes from cultures of the white blood cells are not necessarily directly applicable to the domestic animals. In this communication we describe the technique we have developed as a result of our interest in the chromosomes of the domestic ox.

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  1. King Ranch Laboratory of Reproductive Physiology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

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