Chromosome banding: The treatment of chromosomes to reveal characteristic patterns of horizontal bands like bar codes.
The banding patterns lend each chromosome a distinctive appearance so the 22 pairs of human nonsex chromosomes and the X and Y chromosomes can be identified and distinguished without ambiguity. Banding also permits the recognition of chromosome deletions (lost segments), chromosome duplications (surplus segments) and other types of structural rearrangements of chromosomes.
A chromosome banding pattern is comprised of alternating light and dark stripes, or bands, that appear along its length after being stained with a dye . A unique ...
The History of Chromosome Banding Techniques. A chronological list of chromosome banding techniques, including references to banding procedures and special stains.
C-banding stains centromeres. R-banding is the reverse of C-banding and stains non-centromeric regions in preference to centromeres (left upper image from rev).
Chromosome banding: The treatment of chromosomes to reveal characteristic patterns of horizontal bands like bar codes. The banding patterns lend each chromosome a ...
Chromosomes display a banded pattern when treated with some stains. Bands are alternating light and dark stripes that appear along the lengths of chromosomes.