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Inheritance of Small Supernumerary Marker Chromosomes

  • Thomas Liehr
Chapter

Abstract

Here the mode of small supernumerary marker chromosome (sSMC) inheritance, i.e., if it is de novo or familial, is treated. Also sSMC and Bchromosomes are compared, as there are several similarities between them: both represent a heterogeneous collection of chromosomes added to the standard karyotype, both are small, both may consist of heterochromatic and/or euchromatic material, in both there is predominance of maternal transmission, and both demonstrate a tendency for mitotic instability.

Keywords

Acrocentric Chromosome Fertility Problem Maternal Line Extra Chromosome Maternal Transmission 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für HumangenetikUniversitätsklinikum JenaJenaGermany

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