Symbols for Chromosome Numbers


WHILE in entire agreement with Prof. Gates's view1 that a convention should be agreed upon to distinguish between the basic and the haploid chromosome number, I am not convinced that the introduction of a new symbol is necessary. The use of x to indicate the basic number, leaving n for the haploid number, has been the standard practice in this laboratory… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/135109b0


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