Trisomy and triploidy induced by X-irradiation of mouse spermatocytes.


Analysis of second meiotic metaphase divisions in control and irradiated male mice shows that while the spontaneous rates of autosomal and sex chromosomal anaphase I non-disjunction are extremely low, they can be enhanced by X ray treatment of prophase spermatocytes. Irradiation at pre-leptotene results in a higher rate of anaphase I non-disjunction than… (More)