Silke S. Cram

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Mouse metaphase chromosomes were purified by flow sorting from the murine fibroblast cell line Mus spretus clone 5A. We sorted chromosomes that fell into five individual peaks based on the Hoechst 33258/chromomycin A3 DNA histogram: three peaks corresponding to the least amount of DNA and two peaks representing chromosomes with the most DNA content. This is(More)
Certain variables in the preparation of chromosome suspensions for flow cytometric analysis have been investigated. The optimal conditions have been determined. The results of this series of experiments have been incorporated to yield a preparation protocol that gives chromosome profiles with a low amount of small particle debris and few chromosome clumps.(More)
Dehydrogenase activity (DHA) in soils contaminated by arsenic-bearing tailings was correlated with total arsenic and total water-soluble arsenic (As(III)+As(V)) to evaluate the impact of tailings dispersion on the oxidative capacity of soil microorganisms. Georeferenced surface soil samples (0-10 cm depth) were collected at different distances from a(More)
The development of dense genetic maps of mammalian chromosomes is facilitated when chromosome-specific libraries are used as a source of genetic markers. To saturate the genetic maps of mouse chromosomes 4 and 6, we have made use of fluorescent-activated chromosome sorting to purify a 4:6 Robertsonian chromosome from a cell line harboring the Rb(4:6)2Bnr(More)
Environmentally induced mutations, especially those involving large scale genetic damage such as deletions and chromosome loss, are of central importance in the production of human genetic disease and cancer. We have developed a methodology, the AL assay, that permits detection of such extensive genetic changes which often escape detection in other systems(More)
Conventional cytogenetics and comparative genomic hybridization (CGH) were utilized to identify recurrent chromosomal imbalances in 12 pancreatic adenocarcinoma cell lines. Multiple deletions and gains were observed in all cell lines. Losses affecting chromosomes or chromosome arms 9p, 13, 18q, 8p, 4, and 10p and gains involving chromosome arms or bands(More)
A land suitability study was carried out by applying a multiple-criteria technique to 12 different vegetation types in Mexico's Tamaulipas state to help select potentially suitable sites for hazardous waste treatment plants. Species richness, spatial distribution, and uniqueness were selected as the criteria for estimating a vegetation type's suitability.(More)
Possible contaminants produced by the Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX) marine oil complex in the vicinity of the Cayo Arcas (Mexico) coral reef ecosystem were evaluated by analyzing sediments and sea water for hydrocarbons and metal elements. We found that the concentrations of aliphatic hydrocarbons in the sea water were generally low, with the highest values(More)
The two-dimensional (2-D) separation of genomic digests has provided the means to analyze over 2000 unique restriction fragments simultaneously in a single gel, for genetic variation as well as for genomic alterations in cancer. By utilizing different combinations of restriction enzymes or different electrophoretic conditions, the number of analyzable(More)