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Karyotype activities HTML5


A karyotype provides meaningful information regarding the overall chromosome makeup of the cell. Translocations, deletions, inversions are some chromosome structural abnormalities that can be analysed along with chromosome numerical abnormalities. A try-it-yourself activity will teach you how chromosomes should be arranged in order to further study these abnormalities.

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Learning goals

  • To know and identify the main chromosome abnormalities.
  • To understand the origin of abnormalities affecting chromosome number.
  • To arrange randomly displayed chromosomes in order to complete a karyotype.

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Chromosome abnormalities can be classified as follows : structural abnormalities and numerical abnormalities.

  1. Structural abnormalities do not affect the number of chromosomes but affect the…

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