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Preferable location of chromosomes 1, 29, and X in bovine spermatozoa

1 The Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Virginia, USA
2 Institute of Cytology, Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation

Special Issues: Future of Biomedicine 2017

Chromosome positioning in sperm nucleus may have a functional significance by influencing the sequence of post-fertilization events. In this study we present data on preferential locations of chromosomes 1, 29 and X in Bos taurus spermatozoa. Here we demonstrate that the position of X chromosome in the sperm nucleus is more restricted as compared to the position of chromosome 1, which is about of the same size. Our data support the concept of the functional significance of genome architecture in male germline cells.
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Keywords chromosome positioning; chromosome territories; sperm nucleus; genome architecture; bovine spermatozoa

Citation: Vadim Chagin, Andrei Zalensky, Igor Nazarov, Olga Mudrak. Preferable location of chromosomes 1, 29, and X in bovine spermatozoa. AIMS Genetics, 2018, 5(2): 113-123. doi: 10.3934/genet.2018.2.113

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