chromosome paint probes
fluorescence in situ hybridization
Springer Online Journal Archives 1860-2000
Abstract Purpose: Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) using whole-chromosome paint probes was performed to evaluate disomy and diploidy frequency for chromosomes 1, 18, 19, and 22 in human sperm nuclei. Methods: Ten subjects of proven fertility and normal spermatic parameters were included in the study. A dual-color FISH method was carried out. Results: A total of 157,896 spermatozoa was scored. The mean frequencies of disomic sperm for chromosomes 1, 18, 19, and 22 were 0.22% (range, 0.19 to 0.28%), 0.24% (range, 0.14 to 0.37%), 0.22% (range, 0.17 to 0.30%), and 0.25% (range, 0.21 to 0.29%), respectively. The mean frequency of diploidy was 0.14% (range, 0.09 to 0.18%). No interindividual and interchromosomal variations in the aneuploidy frequency were observed between the different subjects. Conclusions: FISH with whole-chromosome paint probes provides a novel and efficient approach for disomy assessment in human sperm nuclei.
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