Contact: Catherine Kolf
Johns Hopkins Medicine
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
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