dog chromosomes

julietteFaraco faraco at
Wed Dec 16 07:52:54 EST 1998

Cytogenetics of dogs is a bit tricky since the karyotype is really
unforgiving. 38 autosomes plus X and Y, and all but the X are
acrocentric. The sizes are a gradient going from rather small to very

Here are two URLs for dog genome sites, which may or may not have photos
of dog FISH expts currently.

Two references with good karyotype photos are:
1996: chromosome research vol4:306-309
1996 cytogenetics and cell genetics:73: 140-144

I've done a ton of FISH on canine metaphases, but haven't published any
of it. If you have any other questions, I'd be happy to help.

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