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Chromosomes

Postby alchemist » Fri Oct 21, 2011 3:30 pm

In an adult human, is it possible to ascertain which chromosomes originate from the father, and which chromosomes originate from the mother?
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Postby aptitude » Fri Oct 21, 2011 11:57 pm

Certain genes may be modified epigenetically by mechanisms such as methylation, by only a specific parent.
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Postby alchemist » Sun Oct 23, 2011 3:12 pm

If a gene is modified epigenetically, can such a gene be specifically identified as having originated from either the male or female parent?
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Re: Chromosomes

Postby JackBean » Sun Oct 23, 2011 3:45 pm

alchemist wrote:In an adult human, is it possible to ascertain which chromosomes originate from the father, and which chromosomes originate from the mother?


Yes, it is. Looking for genetic markers, using methids like FISH etc.
http://www.biolib.cz/en/main/

Cis or trans? That's what matters.
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Postby alchemist » Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:37 am

Thank you for this information, I have no further queries at the moment.
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