Stanyon, Roscoe and Wienberg, Johannes and Romagno, D. and Bigoni, F. and Jauch, Anna and Cremer, Thomas
Molecular and classical cytogenetic analyses demonstrate an apomorphic reciprocal chromosomal translocation in Gorilla gorilla.
In: American Journal of Physical Anthropology, Vol. 88, No. 2: pp. 245-250
The existence of an apomorphic reciprocal chromosomal translocation in the gorilla lineage has been asserted or denied by various cytogeneticists. We employed a new molecular cytogenetic strategy (chromosomal in situ suppression hybridization) combined with high-resolution banding, replication sequence analysis, and fluorochrome staining to demonstrate that a reciprocal translocation between ancestral chromosomes homologous to human chromosome 5 and 17 has indeed occurred.