Application of fluorescence in situ hybridization to the identification of different marker chromosomes

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  • Chromosome studies performed on lymphocyte culture of a baby with specific dysmorphism and congenital anomalies suggestive of trisomy 21 revealed a mosaicism: 46,XY,rea (21q21q) [25]/47,XY,rea(21q21q),+ mar1[25]. The karyotype of the mother is normal, but the father's karyotype presents an supernumerary chromosome greater and different from the marker of his son : 47,XY,+ mar2 (100%). The identification of the two marker chromosomes by standard cytogenetic techniques followed by molecular techniques is essential for the identification of the origin of these two chromosomes. The unusual presence of two different markers one in the father and one in the son, as well as the clinical features of the child, are presented. The possible role of the paternal marker, in the de novo chromosomal rearrangement in his child will be discussed.
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  • Verschraegen-Spae MR; Quack B; Rousseaux S; Pison H; Messiaen L; De Paepe A; Lespinasse J
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  • 41
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