Various Patterns of X Chromosome Silencing (image) Johns Hopkins Medicine Share Print E-Mail Caption Patterns of X chromosome silencing in cells of the cornea, skin, cartilage and inner ear of mice. The X chromosomes from the mother and father are differentially labeled green and red, respectively. Cells that silence the maternal X chromosome appear red; those that silence the paternal X chromosome appear green. Credit Nathans lab, courtesy of Neuron Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.