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Volume 62, Issue 3


Fluorescence in situ hybridisation

Martina Lakatošová / Beáta Holečková
Published Online: 2007-06-01 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/s11756-007-0043-2


Fluorescence in situ hybridisation (FISH) is a rapid and reliable technique for chromosomal investigations that is used for a wide variety of cytogenetic purposes at present. This molecular-cytogenetic method has been developed continuously for many years. As a consequence, various modifications with different kinds of fluorescently labelled probes have been introduced to optimise the detection of DNA and RNA sequences. This review articlepaper presents the general principles of in situ hybridisation, probe labelling and examples of proper use of different kinds of probes. In addition, some newer FISH methods and their usefulness in human molecular cytogenetics are described.

Keywords: fluorescence in situ hybridisation; probes; chromosomal investigations

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Citation Information: Biologia, Volume 62, Issue 3, Pages 243–250, ISSN (Online) 1336-9563, ISSN (Print) 0006-3088, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/s11756-007-0043-2.

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