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Keywords:

  • DNA replication;
  • allocyclic X chromosome;
  • Cebus/Leontopithecus fibroblast

Abstract

The pattern of late DNA replication in the allocyclic X chromosome has been studied in the primary fibroblasts of two neotropical primates (Cebus apella and Leontopithecus rosalia chrysomelas). A comparison with previous reports showed a pattern identical with that of (1) the allocyclic X chromosome of human fibroblasts, and (2) the allocyclic X chromosome of rhesus and Cebus lymphocytes. Our results show that at least in one species (C. apella), and probably in rhesus and Leontopithecus, there is no tissue-specific difference between the late DNA replication patterns of the allocyclic X chromosome as there is between human lymphocytes and fibroblasts.