Published in Medical Imaging Week, May 26th, 2007
Their work appears online May 6 in advance of publication in the journal Nature Methods.
Fruit flies are well suited for chromosome studies because some of their cells contain gigantic, "polytene" chromosomes, each built up of more than 1,000 parallel copies of DNA strands. When stained, condensed, dark bands and lighter regions (interbands) give the chromosomes a striped...
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