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Genetic Studies of an Acardiac Monster: Evidence of Polar Body Twinning in Man

Frederick R. Bieber, Walter E. Nance, Cynthia C. Morton, Judith A. Brown, Fay O. Redwine, Robert L. Jordan and T. Mohanakumar
Science
New Series, Vol. 213, No. 4509 (Aug. 14, 1981), pp. 775-777
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1686613
Page Count: 3
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Abstract

Two maternally derived chromosome sets and both maternal histocompatibility antigen haplotypes were identified in the tissues of a malformed triploid acardiac twin that developed within the same chorion as its normal twin. These findings indicate that the twins arose as a result of independent fertilizations, by two different spermatozoa, of a normal haploid ovum and its diploid first-meiotic-division polar body.

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