Jul 1, 1978

The atypical fluorescent body of the interphase nuclei of buccal mucosal cells and its relationship to the Y chromosome

Acta Cytologica
W S ChengJ Whang-Peng

Abstract

Buccal mucosal cells from 30 males and 20 females were examined for fluorescent bodies in the interphase nuclei. Chromosomal analysis using peripheral blood, stained with quinacrine mustard (QM), was carried out on the 30 males. The calculated lengths of the Y chromosome were found to be related to the percentage of the total fluorescent bodies, both normal (F-body) and atypical (Fa-body), and also to the proportion of Fa-bodies present in the interphase nuclei. The long Y individuals had a higher percentage of fluorescent bodies and a higher proportion of Fa-bodies while the short Y individuals had a lower percentage of fluorescent bodies and a lower proportion of Fa-bodies.

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Y Chromosome
Peripheral Blood
Interphase
Buccal Surface
Sex Chromosomes
Fluorescence
Cheek Structure
Cell Nucleus
Fluorescent stain
Chromosomal Analysis

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