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European Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 123, Issue 2, pp 111–114 | Cite as

Identification of the triploid genome by the C-banding method

  • J. Kunze
  • H. D. Oldigs
  • M. Tolksdorf
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Abstract

We report on cytogenetic studies of a malformed fetus, whose clinical symptoms indicated the diagnosis of triploidy. This was confirmed by chromosome analysis of peripheral lymphocytes of cord blood. Using the C-banding method it was possible to identify the origin of the extra haploid set: marker chromosomes indicate, that nonreduction of the first meiotic division in the father's spermiogenesis most probably leads, to triploidy. However, in our case fertilization of the zygote by two sperms cannot be excluded.

Key words

Triploidy C-banding method Marker studies 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Kunze
    • 1
  • H. D. Oldigs
    • 1
  • M. Tolksdorf
    • 1
  1. 1.Abteilung für Allgemeine Pädiatrie der Universitäts-KinderklinikKielGermany

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