Paperback: 184 pages
Publisher: BIOS Scientific Publishers (Dec 2000)
Analyzing Chromosomes" is the user friendly guide to cytogenetic techniques. Basic theory is explained and linked with suggestions for suitable protocols. Techniques are provided in an easy-to-follow, step-by-step format with hints and tips to guide the novice. The book focuses on data interpretation, looks at possible errors and artefacts and provides trouble-shooting advice. The coverage includes: culture of human cells for chromosomal analysis; staining and banding of chromosome slides; types of abnormalities observed in chromosomes; constitutional chromosome abnormalities; acquired chromosome abnormalities in malignancy; and, new complimentary techniques. "Analyzing Chromosomes" is essential reading for trainees in cytogenetics new to the techniques, as a reference for more experienced workers and for those who make use of their cytogenetics service currently without a complete knowledge of the technology or its limitations.