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Cytogenetics

branch of genetics

Cytogenetics is the branch of genetics which deals with cell structure and function. It includes the study of chromosomes, chromosome bands, karyotypes, and cell division, especially meiosis.[1] Cytogenetic studies have also been used to study evolution in natural populations.[2]

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  1. Hsu T.C. Human and mammalian cytogenetics: a historical perspective. Springer-Verlag, N.Y.
  2. [Dobzhansky T.] 1981. Dobzhansky's genetics of natural populations. eds Lewontin RC, Moore JA, Provine WB and Wallace B. Columbia University Press N.Y.