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We confirmed the occurrence of the insect TTAGG telomeric repeats in the mealybug Planococcus lilacinus, a radiation-resistant coccid, by single primer polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and Southern hybridization. Analysis of Bal31 nuclease-digested DNA by Southern hybridization and chromosomes by FISH suggests that these repeats occur mainly at the ends of(More)
We describe a female infant with multiple congenital anomalies including unusual hyperpigmentation, tetralogy of Fallot, absent corpus callosum and wide prominent nasal bridge. The infant was initially seen for genetic consultation on day one after birth. Chromosome analysis from cultured lymphocytes showed a normal 46,XX karyotype. However, cultured skin(More)
Primed in situ labeling (PRINS) can be used to localize DNA segments too small to be detected by fluorescence in situ hybridization. By PRINS we identified the SRY gene in two XX males, a woman with XY gonadal dysgenesis, and an azoospermic male with Xp-Yp interchange. Because PRINS has been used generally in the study of repetitive sequences, we modified(More)
Molecular and cytogenetic studies from infertile men have shown that one or more genes controlling spermatogenesis are located in proximal Yq11.2 in interval 6 of the Y chromosome. Microdeletions within the azoospermia factor region (AZF) are often associated with azoospermia and severe oligospermia in men with idiopathic infertility. We evaluated cells(More)
A recently developed methodology-primed in situ labeling (PRINS)-can be used in place of fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) to diagnose microdeletions. To demonstrate the efficiency, sensitivity, and specificity of PRINS in the diagnosis of microdeletions, we studied groups of patients with Prader Willi/Angelman (PWS/AS) syndrome and(More)
By using ligation-mediated PCR products from mealybug DNA as tester and biotinylated fly DNA as driver, we recovered a fraction of the tester that remains hybridized to driver following high-stringency washing conditions. This fraction is expected to contain mealybug sequences conserved in the fly (MCF). Reciprocal experiments enabled the isolation of fly(More)
Primed in situ labeling (PRINS) is a sensitive and specific technique that can be used for the localization of single copy genes and DNA segments that are too small to be detected by conventional FISH. With PRINS, we physically localized the SRY gene to Yp11.31p11.32 and the SOX3 gene to Xq26q27. Locus-specific oligonucleotide primers were annealed in situ(More)
South Asian populations harbor a high degree of genetic diversity, due in part to demographic history. Two studies on genome-wide variation in Indian populations have shown that most Indian populations show varying degrees of admixture between ancestral north Indian and ancestral south Indian components. As a result of this structure, genetic variation in(More)
Rearrangements involving the 13q14 and 17p13 chromosomal regions are often observed in leukemias and lymphomas. These rearrangements are not always identifiable cytogenetically. In more than 50% of cases, deletions occur at the submicroscopic level and the karyotypes appear normal. Molecular cytogenetic techniques such as fluorescence in situ hybridization(More)