Chromosome pairing and germ cell loss in male and female mice carrying a reciprocal translocation.


Female carriers of the T(5;12)31H reciprocal translocation had an average reduction of 73% in oocyte numbers compared with normal litter mates, which was of a magnitude similar to the reduction in sperm counts of male carriers. Analysis of synaptonemal complexes showed that the translocated chromosomes appeared as quadrivalents, or trivalents and univalents… (More)

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