Cytogenetic analysis of sperm chromosomes and sperm nuclei in a male heterozygous for a reciprocal translocation t(5;7)(q21;q32) by in situ hybridisation

P. Cifuentes, J. Navarro, J. Blanco, F. Vidal, L. Míguez, J. Egozcue, J. Benet

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Abstract

We have studied the meiotic segregation of a reciprocal translocation t(5;7)(q21;q32) in a male carrier, using the human sperm-hamster oocyte fusion technique and the whole chromosome painting. A total of 296 sperm complements were analysed by dual chromosome painting. The frequencies of alternate, adjacent-1, adjacent-2 and 3:1 segregation were 49.7%, 32.4%, 16.2% and 1.7% respectively. Aneuploidy frequencies for chromosomes not involved in the translocation were determined by FISH on decondensed sperm heads using probes from chromosomes X, Y, 6, 18 and 21. A total of 20,118 spermatozoa was analysed, 10,201 by two-colour FISH (probes for chromosomes 6 and 21) and 9917 by three-colour FISH (probes for chromosomes X, Y, and 18). There was no evidence of an interchromosomal effect, since disomy frequencies were within the range of normal controls.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)231-238
JournalEuropean Journal of Human Genetics
Volume7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1999

Keywords

  • Chromosome rearrangements
  • In situ hybridisation
  • Meiotic segregation
  • Offspring risk
  • Sperm chromosome
  • Whole chromosome painting

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