Human Chromosome Methodology serves as an authoritative guide to cytogenetic techniques. This book presents each phase of laboratory work from preparation of materials for the X and Y bodies to application of other laboratory techniques including chromosome identification, autoradiography, and dermatoglyphics. The text also describes the structure and molecular organization of chromosomes and the advances in the automation of chromosome analysis. It provides a thorough review of the clinical manifestations of chromosome disorders. Organized into 13 chapters, the book presents the illustrated and diagrammatic examples and discussions of the subject matter and detailed tables and charts for learning efficiency. It also provides outlined presentation of cytogenetic procedures and notes and comments for each procedure that will assist readers in erroneous work phases. Moreover, it gives thorough lists of references in each chapter for further reading. This reference will be useful for research professionals, lecturers, genetics and molecular biology students, and members of the medical profession involved in genetics.