Human chimaera detectable only by investigation of her progeny

@article{Mayr1979HumanCD,
  title={Human chimaera detectable only by investigation of her progeny},
  author={Wolfgang Mayr and Vilma Pausch and Wolfgang Schnedl},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1979},
  volume={277},
  pages={210-211}
}
A CHIMAERA can be defined as an organism whose cells derive from two or more zygotes1. In man, two categories of spontaneous and permanent chimaeras are recognised: blood chimaeras which arise from the exchange of blood-forming cells between dizygotic twins, and dispermic chimaeras which are the result of the fusion of two zygotes and of their growth into one body (for review see ref. 2). Blood chimaeras are usually identified because of blood-grouping problems caused by the mixture of… CONTINUE READING

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