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The Molecular Cytogenetics Core Facility provides the following services:

  • Study of genetic instability by chromosome analysis
  • Cell line identification: human, mouse, rat, dog, monkey or of any other mammalian origin
  • Giemsa (G), C, Q, R –banding, SCE (Sister Chromatid Exchange) and silver staining of metaphase chromosomes
  • Analysis of meiotic chromosomes of laboratory animals
  • Effects of pharmaceutical products on human and other mammalian chromosomes
  • Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) on interphase and metaphase cells using whole chromosome paints, centromere probes, gene mapping with commercial and laboratory-generated DNA probes
  • Quantitative FISH (Q-FISH) analysis of telomeric sequences
  • Spectral karyotyping (SKY) in human, mouse and rat cells
  • Determination of the genetic suitability of mammalian stem cells to be used for cloning purposes

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