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.


Centromeric Region Acrocentric Chromosome Secondary Constriction Intense Fluorescence Centromere Index 
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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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