Fluorescent in situ identification of human marker chromosomes using flow sorting and Alu element-mediated PCR.

A novel approach to the identification of human chromosomes has been developed. Chromosomal in situ hybridization (or "chromosome painting") has been performed using Alu element-mediated PCR products from small quantities (250-500) of flow-sorted normal and abnormal chromosomes. Chromosome paints for various normal chromosomes, including 5, 6, 7, 14, 18, 19… (More)