Chromosomes pp 33-55 | Cite as

Structural Differences Along the Chromosomes (Chromosome Banding)

  • Hans Georg Schwarzacher
Part of the Handbuch der mikroskopischen Anatomie des Menschen book series (MIKROSKOPISCHEN, volume 1 / 3)


In the foregoing chapter different methods of bringing out structural differences along the chromosomes, the so called “bands”, were described as well as their practical implications for identifying all the chromosomes. All these chromosome bands have been demonstrated in many different species. Practically every sort of mitotic chromosome, treated in an appropriate manner, displays some type of banding. Structural differences along the chromosomes can therefore be regarded as a general principle.


Chromosome Banding Secondary Constriction Premature Condensed Chromosome Packing Difference Interband Region 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hans Georg Schwarzacher
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  1. 1.Histologisch-Embryologisches Institut der UniversitätWienGermany

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