I am pleased to announce the availability via Gopher of computerized
idiograms of human and mouse chromosomes. The idiograms are in PostScript
(PostScript is a trademark of Adobe Systems Inc.) and were created to
allow band-by-band manipulation with certain graphics software, such as
Adobe Illustrator, Aldus FreeHand, Corel Draw, Altsys Virtuoso. These
files can be freely used by individuals for personal use or by non-profit
(Commercial use is prohibited - contact David Adler for licensing
You will find tar.Z and stuffed/binhexed (.sit.hqx) compressed files of
the entire human and mouse sets and subdirectories (human and mouse)
containing the individual ascii PostScript files.
The Gopher site can be found, geographically, under Washington, University
of Washington, Pathology Department OR point your Gopher at:
larry.pathology.washington.edu, port 70
Feedback is welcome - suggestions, corrections, criticisms, compliments
can be emailed to me.
I plan to add scanned images of actual chromosomes for human and mouse in
the near future. And would also like to add other species - Drosophila
polytenes? (camera obscura and/or scanned micrographs). If you have images
that you think would be of interest to others or are looking for
particular chromosome images please contact me. Questions can be emailed
to me at:
dadler at u.washington.edu
I would also like to acknowledge support, suggestions, criticisms from
Christine Disteche, George Martin and Kris Carroll at the University of
Washington and Roland Hubner at the University of Liege, and the
University of Washington Department of Pathology for computer facilities.
David A. Adler Pathology SM-30
University of Washington Seattle, WA 98195
(206) 543-0716 (phone) (206) 543-3644 (fax)
"Science is nothing but trained and organized common sense"