C-band polymorphisms in exotic inbred strains of mice: a method for mapping centromeric ends of chromosomes.
Centromere, Chromosome-Banding, Chromosome-Mapping: mt, DNA-Satellite: ge, Genetic-Markers, Heterochromatin, Male, Mice, Mice-Inbred-Strains: ge, Polymorphism-(Genetics), SUPPORT-NON-U-S-GOVT, SUPPORT-U-S-GOVT-NON-P-H-S, SUPPORT-U-S-GOVT-P-H-S
Cytogenet Cell Genet 1991;57(4):217-20
The major satellite DNA of Mus musculus appears as a pericentromeric heterochromatin block in all chromosomes but the Y. While C-banding readily reveals the presence of this heterochromatin block, there is considerable polymorphism in C-band size among the chromosomes and among different subspecies. We have studied the distribution of C-band size differences in the chromosomes of 15 exotic inbred laboratory strains and substrains derived from wild populations of different subspecies of M. musculus. The variation in C-band size among these inbred strains can serve as a useful codominant cytological marker for estimating recombinational distances between the centromere and proximal genes in linkage crosses.
Akeson, E C. and Davisson, M T., " C-band polymorphisms in exotic inbred strains of mice: a method for mapping centromeric ends of chromosomes." (1991). Faculty Research 1990 - 1999. 184.