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Table 2 Cell cycle durations in paternal sibship with PCD (paternal aunt II-8, propositus III-14, father II-11) versus maternal sibship without PCD (maternal aunts II-14 and II-15, mother II-12).

From: Cell cycle and centromere FISH studies in premature centromere division

Groups Average generation time
  Prophases Metaphases Anaphases Total cells
Paternal sibship with PCD Mean* (SD)** 29.49 (6.54) 29.81 (3.01) 21.79 (0.41) 27.03 (3.05)
Maternal sibship without PCD Mean* (SD)** 24.39 (3.17) 27.97 (1.18) 31.83 (3.95) 27.62 (1.63)
Comparison between groups t value 3.17 1.18 3.95 1.63
Significance N.S. N.S. P < 0.005 N.S.
  1. * = hours, ** = Standard deviation. Statistical test, t-Student for independent samples.