A unique y/y translocation in an infertile male

M. G. Butler, W. G. Sanger, M. P. Walzak

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Abstract

A monocentric and submetacentric Y/Y translocation without evidence of mosaicism was observed in a male with tall stature and azoospermia. Chromosome measurements of the abnormal Y of this patient and the normal Y of his father were undertaken to determine more precisely the chromosome break points in this translocation. The measurements failed to show a definite loss of chromatin from the original short arm of the proband’s Y chromosome. The azoospermia and infertility in our patient, in contrast to his father, suggest that infertility may be associated with this specific Y/Y translocation in human males.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)175-177
Number of pages3
JournalCytogenetic and Genome Research
Volume31
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1981
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Genetics(clinical)

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    Butler, M. G., Sanger, W. G., & Walzak, M. P. (1981). A unique y/y translocation in an infertile male. Cytogenetic and Genome Research, 31(3), 175-177. https://doi.org/10.1159/000131643