Marsupial-mouse cell hybrids containing fragments of the marsupial X chromosome Academic Article uri icon


  • Hybrids were obtained from fusions of HPRT-deficient mouse fibroblasts and marsupial lymphocytes. These hybrids retained no identifiable marsupial chromosomes, but all expressed the marsupial form of HPRT. Half the clones also expressed marsupial PGK-A, and half of these also marsupial G6PD; no other marsupial allozyme markers were detected. Since G6PD is known to be sex linked in these species, we conclude that Hpt and Pgk-A are also located on the X chromosome and the markers lie in the order Hpt-Pgk-A-Gpd.

publication date

  • July 1979