A simple technique for improving chromosome spreads from clumped metaphases.


A method has been described by which clumped metaphases either due to inadequate hypotonic KCl treatment or prolonged storage at 4 degrees C can be rescued. The cell pellet obtained from cell suspension following centrifugation was resuspended in freshly prepared Carnoy's fixative (1:3, acetic acid: methanol) at room temperature by vortexing. Twenty… (More)