Sequence of centromere separation: role of centromeric heterochromatin.

  title={Sequence of centromere separation: role of centromeric heterochromatin.},
  author={Baldev K. Vig},
  volume={102 4},
The late metaphase-early anaphase cells from various tissues of male Mus musculus, M. poschiavinus, M. spretus, M. castaneus, female and male Bos taurus (cattle) and female Myopus schisticolor (wood lemming) were analyzed for centromeres that showed separation into two daughter centromeres and those that did not show such separation. In all strains and species of mouse the Y chromosome is the first one to separate, as is the X or Y in the cattle. These sex chromosomes are devoid of constitutive… CONTINUE READING