Metaphase chromosome DNA mass fraction is independent of species

S. Williams*, C. Jacobsen, J. Kirz, S. S. Lamm, J. Van't Hof, X. Zhang

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Abstract

Metaphase chromosome DNA mass fraction from the broad bean Vicia faba has been measured in the study. The result indicates that the DNA mass faction value obtained is not a property of the preparation procedure. Since dry specimens are not subject to mass loss at these exposure levels, the mass results for both the wet and dry specimens is not an artifact caused by radiation damage. Metaphase chromosomes from other species have similar DNA mass fractions although the sizes, shapes and densities of the chromosomes are very different. The results suggest that, at some level, the method for packing chromatin within metaphase chromosomes is conserved.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - Annual Meeting, Microscopy Society of America
EditorsG.W. Bailey, A.J. Garratt-Reed
Pages46-47
Number of pages2
StatePublished - Dec 1 1994
EventProceedings of the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Microscopy Society of America - New Orleans, LA, USA
Duration: Jul 31 1994Aug 5 1994

Other

OtherProceedings of the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Microscopy Society of America
CityNew Orleans, LA, USA
Period7/31/948/5/94

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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