Numerical chromosomal abnormalities detected by atomic force microscopy

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ERGÜN M. A. , Tan E., Sahin F., Menevse A.

SCANNING, cilt.21, ss.182-186, 1999 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 21 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 1999
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1002/sca.4950210302
  • Dergi Adı: SCANNING
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.182-186


The numerical abnormalities of human metaphase chromosomes, fixed according to standard procedures for optical microscopy but not treated for banding, were detected by atomic force microscopy (AFM). High-resolution AFM imaging of chromosomes in trisomy 13, 21, and Klinefelter syndrome can be compared directly with the traditional optical image. The unbanded metaphase chromosomes, including the extra ones in trisomic patients showed a structural pattern very similar to G-banding. Comparison of AFM images with light microscopic data allows the identification of specific chromosomes, and images of chromosomes showing numerical and structural abnormalities can then be analysed.