Cd branding studies in a homologous Robertsonian 13;13 translocation

J Med Genet. 1982 Aug;19(4):306-10. doi: 10.1136/jmg.19.4.306.


A phenotypically normal female with a history of two miscarriages was found to have the karyotype 45,XX,t(13p:13p). C banding showed the translocation to have two regions of centromeric constitutive heterochromatin, silver staining showed an active NOR in 60% of the cells screened, and Cd banding studies showed a single Cd band with absence of the Cd band at the suppressed centromere.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Chromosome Banding
  • Chromosomes, Human, 13-15*
  • Female
  • Heterochromatin / ultrastructure*
  • Humans
  • Phenotype
  • Polymorphism, Genetic
  • Translocation, Genetic*


  • Heterochromatin