Chromosomes pp 16-32 | Cite as

The Human Karyotype

  • Hans Georg Schwarzacher
Part of the Handbuch der mikroskopischen Anatomie des Menschen book series (MIKROSKOPISCHEN, volume 1 / 3)


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.


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hans Georg Schwarzacher
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  1. 1.Histologisch-Embryologisches Institut der UniversitätWienGermany

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