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For a clade that includes Antilope, Gazella,Nanger and Eudorcas (Antilopinae), X;BTA5 translocation is a synapomorphy. Using a combination of fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) probes and polymerase chain reaction techniques, we provide (i) the first insight into the X;BTA5 architecture which differs in the species under study: Antilope cervicapra(More)
The karyotypic evolution in the family Bovidae is based on centric fusions of ancestral acrocentric chromosomes. Here, the frequency and distribution of meiotic recombination was analyzed in pachytene spermatocytes from Bos taurus (2n = 60) and 3 wildebeest species (Connochaetes gnou, C. taurinus taurinus and C. t. albojubatus) (2n = 58) using(More)
The aim of the Teplice Program is to investigate and assess the impact of air pollution on the health of the population in the district of Teplice, Czech Republic. Characterization of the air pollutants demonstrated unusually high concentrations during winter inversions of fine particles dominated by acidic sulfates, genotoxic organic compounds, and toxic(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether moderate cigarette smoking and alcohol consumption in teenage men is associated with increases in disomic sperm and detectable changes in semen quality. DESIGN Cohort study. SETTING Military recruiting station, Teplice, Czech Republic. PATIENT(S) Ten current smokers (20 cigarettes per day for at least 2 years, exposure(More)
This study of male reproductive health in the Czech Republic resulted from community concern about potential adverse effects of air pollution. We compared young men (18 years of age) living in Teplice, a highly industrialized district with seasonally elevated levels of air pollution, to those from Prachatice, a rural district with relatively clean air.(More)
Genotoxic effects of occupational exposure to cytostatics were investigated in 20 nurses and physicians working in various departments of one hospital. The group was divided into two equal subgroups one of which was involved in the administration of cytostatics (exposed subgroup) and the other was not (unexposed subgroup). The whole group and the two(More)
Previous studies have provided evidence for an association between exposure to high levels of air pollution and increased DNA damage in human sperm. In these studies DNA damage was measured using the sperm chromatin structure assay (SCSA) wherein the percentage of sperm with abnormal chromatin/fragmented DNA is determined and expressed as % DNA(More)
We present an improved FISH strategy for differentiating the sex chromosomes of the dioecious model plant, Silene latifolia. Fixed mitotic protoplasts were dropped on a polyethylene naphthalate membrane, the X or Y chromosomes were isolated using nitrogen laser beam microdissection, catapulted by laser pressure, and amplified by DOP-PCR. A modified(More)
To examine interindividual differences in sperm chromosome aneuploidy, repeated semen specimens were obtained from a group of ten healthy men, aged 20-21 at the start of the study, and analyzed by multi-color fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) analysis to determine the frequencies of sperm aneuploidy for chromosomes X, Y, 8, 18 and 21 and of(More)
BACKGROUND Alanced translocations are associated with infertility, spontaneous abortions and birth defects. METHODS We report the analysis, by multicolour fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH), of meiotic segregation and aneuploidy of chromosomes X, Y, 7, 8 and 21 in sperm from three men who are carriers of two different translocations involving(More)