, Volume 43, Issue 1, pp 59–61 | Cite as

Are all the neuronal nuclei polyploid?

  • Alain Bregnard
  • Alois Knüsel
  • Clive C. Kuenzle


The DNA analysis of rat brain nuclei by two independent cytochemical methods, namely microfluorometry and UV-absorption, brings completely different results to those published previously by many investigators. The neuronal nuclei possess twice as much DNA as the glial nuclei.


Public Health Neuronal Nucleus Brain Nucleus Cytochemical Method Nucleus Polyploid 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alain Bregnard
    • 1
  • Alois Knüsel
    • 2
  • Clive C. Kuenzle
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of General BotanySwiss Federal Institute of TechnologyZürichSwitzerland
  2. 2.Department of Pharmacology and Biochemistry, School of Veterinary MedicineUniversity of ZürichZürichSwitzerland

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