0 Mosaicism

In genetics, a mosaic or mosaicism denotes the presence of two or more populations of cells with different genotypes in one individual who has developed from a single fertilized egg

Somatic Mosaicism - Not transmitted

Germline Mosaicism -

  • Transmitted
  • Parents Normal - Children affected (both male and female can be affected)

Negative point : Diagnosis is NOT with peripheral blood lymphocytes. (MCQ)

eg : Tuberous Sclerosis , Osteogenesis Imperfecta (can be)

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