Analysis of Interphase Nuclei

  • Hans Georg Schwarzacher


The presence of certain chromosomes in a cell, particularly the sex chromosomes, can be observed not only during mitosis but also in interphase. Previous chapters (V–VIII), have mentioned that the sex chromosomes show some pecularities: One of the two X chromosomes in female cells is facultatively heterochromatic; the Y chromosome in male cells is also heterochromatic and is, moreover, distinguished by a bright fluorescence after quinacrine staining, and dark staining after applying the Giemsa banding techniques.


Cell Nucleus Hair Root Interphase Nucleus Amniotic Fluid Cell Hair Root Cell 
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