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Front. Genet. | doi: 10.3389/fgene.2019.01165

Recombinant chromosomes resulting from parental pericentric inversions -two new cases and a review of the literature

 Thomas Liehr1*,  Anja Weise1, Kristin Mrasek1, Monika Ziegler1, Niklas Padutsch1,  Kathleen Wilhelm1 and Ahmed Al-Rikabi1
  • 1Institute of Human Genetics, Jena University Hospital, Germany

A balanced pericentric inversion is normally without any clinical consequences for its carrier. However, there is a well-known risk of such inversions to lead to unbalanced offspring. Inversion-loop formation is the mechanism which may lead to duplication or deletion of the entire or parts of the inverted segment in the offspring. However, also partial deletion and duplication may be an effect of a parental inversion, depending on the size of the inversion and the uneven number of crossing over events, also suggested to be due to an inversion loop. Here we describe two new cases of recombinant chromosomes and provide a review of the literature of comparable cases. Interestingly, this survey confirmed the general genetic principle that gain of copy numbers are better tolerated than losses. Furthermore, there is a non-random distribution of all human chromosomes concerning their involvement in recombinant formation, which is also discussed.

Keywords: balanced pericentric inversion, Recombinant chromosomes, Dosage sensitive genes, duplication, deletion

Received: 13 Aug 2019; Accepted: 23 Oct 2019.

Copyright: © 2019 Liehr, Weise, Mrasek, Ziegler, Padutsch, Wilhelm and Al-Rikabi. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.

* Correspondence: Dr. Thomas Liehr, Institute of Human Genetics, Jena University Hospital, Jena, 07747, Thuringia, Germany,