, Volume 34, Issue 3, pp 334–335 | Cite as

Aneuploidy as a consequence of senescence and ovariectomy in the golden hamster (Mesocricetus auratus)

  • J. Weiler
  • W. Sachsse


The hypothesis of the preferred X-chromosome loss in elder human females was reevaluated in the golden hamster: early castration of females proved that the increase of aneuploid cells is correlated with the loss of the ovaries. But here, and in old females, aneuploidy consisted of random loss or excess of chromosomes, in no case an X-chromosome.


Golden Hamster Human Female Aneuploid Cell Random Loss Mesocricetus Auratus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Weiler
    • 1
  • W. Sachsse
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für GenetikUniversität MainzMainz(Federal Republic of Germany)

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