Premature centromere division (PCD) identified in a hucul mare with reproductive difficulties

Wojciech Witarski , Barbara Kij , Agnieszka Nowak , Monika Bugno-Poniewierska


A hucul mare with reproductive abnormalities was examined during karyotype analysis. The karyotype was analysed based on evaluation of 860 metaphase plates in chromosome preparations. The use of fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) with an X chromosome painting probe showed premature X chromosome separation in 9.5% cases of examined chromosome spreads. In this report, we present the first identify premature centromere division (PCD) as a possible cause of abnormal X chromosome morphology in horses and as a probable cause of reproductive difficulties.
Author Wojciech Witarski
Wojciech Witarski,,
, Barbara Kij (FoAS / IoVS)
Barbara Kij,,
- Institute of Veterinary Sciences
, Agnieszka Nowak (FoAS / IoVS)
Agnieszka Nowak,,
- Institute of Veterinary Sciences
, Monika Bugno-Poniewierska (FoAS / IoVS)
Monika Bugno-Poniewierska,,
- Institute of Veterinary Sciences
Journal seriesReproduction in Domestic Animals, ISSN 0936-6768, e-ISSN 1439-0531, (N/A 100 pkt)
Issue year2020
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in EnglishFISH, horses, painting probe, premature centromere division, X chromosome
ASJC Classification1103 Animal Science and Zoology; 1305 Biotechnology; 1310 Endocrinology
Languageen angielski
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Publication indicators WoS Citations = 0; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2017 = 0.934; WoS Impact Factor: 2018 = 1.638 (2) - 2018=1.677 (5)
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FinansowanieThis research was funded by National Centre for Research and Development,. Grant Number: NCBiR:BIOSTRATEG2/297267/14/NCBR/2016
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