Array comparative genomic hybridisation on first polar bodies suggests that non-disjunction is not the predominant mechanism leading to aneuploidy in humans. (2011)

Abstract

Aneuploidy (the presence of extra or missing chromosomes) arises primarily through chromosome segregation errors in the oocyte at meiosis I but the details of mechanism by which such errors occur in humans are the subject of some debate. It is generally believed that aneuploidy arises primarily as a result of segregation of a whole chromosome to the same pole as its homologue (non-disjunction). Nonetheless, classical cytogenetic studies suggest that this model does not fully account for the patterns observed in human oocytes. An alternative model (precocious separation of sister chromatids) has thus been proposed, but recurring criticism of this model purports that technical issues may have led to interpretation errors.

Bibliographic Information

Digital Object Identifier: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/jmg.2010.088070

PubMed Identifier: 21617258

Publication URI: http://europepmc.org/abstract/MED/21617258

Type: Journal Article/Review

Volume: 48

Parent Publication: Journal of medical genetics

Issue: 7

ISSN: 0022-2593