Chromosome Banding Patterns in Preimplantation Mouse Embryos

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Science  01 Sep 1972:
Vol. 177, Issue 4051, pp. 805-806
DOI: 10.1126/science.177.4051.805


The chromosomes of first cleavage mouse embryos show the same banding patterns after quinacrine mustard staining as do chromosomes of differentiated mouse cells. Whatever feature of chromosome structure the banding pattern reveals thus appears not to be altered during development and differentiation.