Experimental Heteroploidy in Mammals

  • O. Bomsel-Helmreich
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Part of the Current Topics in Pathology book series (CT PATHOLOGY, volume 62)


The chromosomes transmit the genetic information from one generation to the next; any alteration in their number or organization is bound to be of consequence. This is especially so in the performance of the reproductive system: chromosome aberrations are connected with sterility or reduced fertility, embryonic and fetal mortality, congenital malformations, and perinatal death.


Embryonic Mortality Barr Body Rabbit Embryo Triploid Cell Rabbit Blastocyst 
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