OBM Genetics

(ISSN 2577-5790)

OBM Genetics is an international Open Access journal published quarterly online by LIDSEN Publishing Inc. It accepts papers addressing basic and medical aspects of genetics and epigenetics and also ethical, legal and social issues. Coverage includes clinical, developmental, diagnostic, evolutionary, genomic, mitochondrial, molecular, oncological, population and reproductive aspects. It publishes research articles, reviews, communications and technical notes, etc. There is no restriction on the length of the papers and we encourage scientists to publish their results in as much detail as possible.

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Rapid publication: manuscripts are undertaken in 15.0 days from acceptance to publication (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2021, 1-2 days of FREE language polishing time is also included in this period).

Current Issue: 2022  Archive: 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017

Special Issue

Applications of Fluorescence in Situ Hybridization II.

Submission Deadline: March 31, 2022 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Thomas Liehr, PhD, Dr.h.c., inv. Prof. (YSU and BMS)

University Clinic Jena, Institute of Human Genetics, Am Klinikum 1, 07747 Jena, Germany

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Research Interests: clinical genetics; (molecular) cytogenetics; interphase architecture; ZOO-FISH; marker and derivative chromosomes

About This Topic

Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) is an approach applied and applicable in many fields of biological research and diagnostics. Its unique feature is to provide information on localization and copy numbers of specific stretches of nucleic acids on the single cell level. Thus, FISH cannot be replaced by, like in medical field at present very popular ‘high throughput approaches’, which are mostly providing information on the genetic content of thousands to millions of cells at a time. FISH provides multiple possibilities and variants, according to the question to be answered. Fluorescence in situ hybridization can be applied as (i) single to multi-color FISH approaches, (ii) using DNA, RNA, cDNA, PNA, and other types of labeled nucleotides as probes; also (iii) samples for FISH can be various human, animal or plant derived tissue types, and even single cellular organisms.

In this special issue of OBM Genetics, we have selected topics that highlight the progress, the state-of–the-art and future potential of fluorescence in situ hybridization, ranging from practical and technological aspects to applications in research and diagnostics of fluorescence in situ hybridization in human, animal, plant, fungi, biofilms and bacteria. Overall this issue provides information where and how fluorescence in situ hybridization can be applied in practice, and shows its high potential in diagnostics and research.

Publication

Open Access Original Research

First Cytogenomic Characterization of the Murine Testicular Tumor Cell Line I-10

Received: 25 March 2022;  Published: 27 June 2022;  doi: 10.21926/obm.genet.2202159

Abstract

After being established in 1967, the commercially available murine Leydig cell tumor line I-10 has been used in almost 50 published studies. I-10 has not been characterized, either at the chromosomal/ cytogenetic level or the genetic level, similar to many other murine tumor cell lines. In this study, we performed molecular karyotyping and [...]
Open Access Original Research

Application of the FISH Method for Analyzing Chromosome Segregation Patterns in Preimplantation Embryos from Robertsonian Translocation Carriers

Received: 28 March 2022;  Published: 22 June 2022;  doi: 10.21926/obm.genet.2202157

Abstract

Robertsonian translocations (RTs) are very common balanced structural chromosome rearrangements in humans. Due to alterations in the chromosome segregation pattern and the formation of unbalanced gametes and embryos, the carriers of RTs have a significant risk of reproductive failure. For over 30 years, fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH [...]
Open Access Research Article

Electroporation-Based Non-Viral Gene Delivery to Adipose Tissue in Mice

Received: 21 January 2022;  Published: 11 April 2022;  doi: 10.21926/obm.genet.2202151

Abstract

Adipose tissue is distributed throughout the body as fat depots. The amount of adipose tissue increases with age. In mice, epididymal fat depots in males and gonadal fat depots in females are associated with the reproductive system. Regarding fat depots [...]
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