Example of human chromosome labeling and identification using multi-color fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) with probes specific for the DNA of individual chromosomes. Using this chromosome paining technique, each chromosome can be given a unique color. Shown are chromosomes from a patient with Werner Syndrome in which a genetic abnormality is seen in the central maroon-colored chromosome with a segment translocated from another chromosome - seen as the gold tip.
Biological Process: Chromosome translocation, Mitotic metaphase
Author: Anna Jauch
Source: The Cell: An Image Library