The Human Karyotype
The representation of the systematically arranged chromosomes of a cell is called the karyotype of the cell (Figs. 3 and 4). In a broader sense the term karyotype is also used in reference to a particular individual inferring that all the (somatic) cells have the same karyotype. Moreover the term can be used for a species, if individual variations which are very small compared to species differences are excluded. In this sense the expression “human karyotype” is used here.
KeywordsCentromeric Region Acrocentric Chromosome Secondary Constriction Intense Fluorescence Centromere Index
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