Ontogeny of X-chromosome inactivation in the female germ line

S. M. Gartler, R. Andina, N. Gant

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Data are presented on G6PD electrophoretic patterns in fetal ovarian preparations of G6PD heterozygotes. The results indicate that in the early or mitotic period of female germ cell development, only a single X chromosome is active in each oogonium just as is the case for X inactivated somatic tissue. However, in the later or meiotic stage, reactivation of the inactive X chromosome in each oocyte occurs so that two functional X chromosomes are present in each oocyte.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)454-457
Number of pages4
JournalExperimental Cell Research
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 15 1975

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  • Cell Biology


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