Karyotype

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  • the standardized classification and arrangement of photographed chromosomes.
    Source: Anthromorphemics
  • the size, shape, and general appearance of the chromosomes in mitotic metaphase
    Source: Jenkins, John B. 1990. Human Genetics, 2nd Edition. New York: Harper & Row
  • All of the chromosomes in a cell or an individual organism, visible through a microscope during cell division.
  • A karyotype is an individual's collection of chromosomes. The term also refers to a laboratory technique that produces an image of an individual's chromosomes. The karyotype is used to look for abnormal numbers or structures of chromosomes.


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