Highly characteristic and individual specific telomere length patterns in cattle.

A combined primed in situ labelling (PRINS)/4',6-diamino-2-phenylindole (DAPI)/propidium iodide (PI)-fluorescence-banding method was used to characterise telomeres, identify their specific chromosomes and visualise neighbouring heterochromatin in 25 artificial insemination (AI) bulls. A highly heterogeneous telomere length pattern was found in cattle. Each… CONTINUE READING