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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]


  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.