Cricetulus griseus (Chinese hamster)

2n = 22
  • T. C. Hsu
  • Kurt Benirschke


The long arm of the X may show a weak secondary constriction at the distal third. However, without autoradiography with tritiated thymidine, the X may be indistinguishable from chromosomes No. 4. The Y chromosome is morphologically unique.


National Laboratory American Type Culture Collection Chromosome Aberration Somatic Chromosome Tritiated Thymidine 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. C. Hsu
    • 1
  • Kurt Benirschke
    • 2
  1. 1.Section of Cytology, Department of BiologyThe University of Texas M. D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor InstituteHoustonUSA
  2. 2.Department of PathologyDartmouth Medical SchoolHanoverUSA

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