Identification of the telomeres on Schistosoma mansoni chromosomes by FISH

Hirohisa Hirai, Philip T. LoVerde

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The telomeres (molecular termini) of chromosomes play an important role in maintaining the structural integrity of the chromosome. Using a deoxyoligomer that contains the core sequence TTAGGG, we identified by fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) the telomeres on all 8 pairs of Schistosoma mansoni mitotic metaphase chromosomes. Our results indicate that S. mansoni exhibits a telomere sequence typical of other species.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)511-512
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Parasitology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Parasitology


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