Frequency of recombinant and nonrecombinant products of pericentric inversion of chromosome 1 in sperm nuclei of carrier: By FISH technique

Yakut T., Acar H., Egeli Ü., Kimya Y.

MOLECULAR REPRODUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT, vol.66, no.1, pp.67-71, 2003 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 66 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/mrd.10325
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.67-71
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


Meiotic segregation products of carriers with pericentric inversion are very important for assessing the risk of unbalanced forms and appropriate genetic counseling. We investigated the incidence of recombinant and nonrecombinant products of chromosome 1 with pericentric inversion, in the sperm nuclei of the carrier by using triple color fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH). The centromere specific and telomere specific probes for chromosome 1 were used. In the segregation analysis, 1,636 sperm nuclei were analyzed; 82.5% of the sperms were including normal or inverted chromosome 1, and the dup(p)/del(q) and del(p)/dup(q) recombinant products in sperm nuclei of our carrier were 8.7 and 7.3%, respectively. The number of recombinant products may be dependent on the formation of an inversion loop, which the number of the formation of chiasmata results in the different number of normal/balanced and recombinant products. The use of FISH, using different probe combination, in sperm nuclei has proved to be an accurate approach to determine the meiotic segregation patterns and could help to better establish a reproductive prognosis and genetic counseling. (C) 2003 Wiley-Liss, Inc.