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Using Karyotypes

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    A karyotype is a picture of all the chromosomes in a cell. Karyotypes are used to show changes in chromosomes. They can show:

    • deletion of part of a chromosome or loss
    • loss of a chromosome
    • extra chromosomes
    • duplication of part of a chromosome