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Karyotype Letter

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Learning Objectives: to construct a karyotpe from a chromosome smear, then compare to a normal karyotype to determine gender and disorder. Research the disorder to write an informative formal letter to the parent explaining the disorder.

Key Terms: karyotype, autosomes, sex chromosomes, trisomy, monosomy, nondisjunction, deletion, translocation

Download the instruction page of the Karyotype Letter lab

Download the karyotypes – you were only assigned one of these 9!

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