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Cytogenetics of infertility

Part 1. Genetics

1.2. Cytogenetics

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  1. Maria Oliver-Bonet1,2,
  2. Renée H. Martin1,2

Published Online: 15 APR 2005

DOI: 10.1002/047001153X.g102309

Encyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics

Encyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics

How to Cite

Oliver-Bonet, M. and Martin, R. H. 2005. Cytogenetics of infertility. Encyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics. 1:1.2:20.

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada

  2. 2

    Alberta Children's Hospital, Calgary, AB, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 APR 2005

Abstract

Chromosome abnormalities, either numerical or structural, are remarkably common in humans. Many of these abnormalities are associated with infertility, pregnancy loss, and the birth of handicapped offspring. Cytogenetic approaches have been utilized in order to obtain information about the mechanisms that regulate human fertility.

Keywords:

  • infertility;
  • meiosis;
  • chromosome abnormalities;
  • cytogenetic analyses;
  • spermatogenesis;
  • oogenesis;
  • aneuploidy