Chromosome Banding: Definition & Techniques


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Which of the following is true of G-banding?

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1. Line up pairs of chromosomes from longest to shortest to make a/an _____.

2. Which of the following is NOT a usage for chromosome banding and karyotyping?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

To understand genetics, one needs to understand chromosomes. This quiz will prove what you know in regards to the G-banding technique. Quiz questions will ask you about true statements concerning G-banding and associated terminology, and you will also need to answer questions about related key concepts and their applications.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools as you gauge how much you know about:

  • True statements about G-banding
  • Chromosome pairs lined up from longest to shortest
  • Uses for chromosome banding and karyotyping
  • Number of sets/pairs of chromosomes possessed by humans
  • A type of banding that makes a pair of chromosomes appear fluorescent yellow

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about G-banding in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as karyotyping and chromosome banding
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how many pairs/sets of chromosomes we as humans possess

Additional Learning

Dig deeper into this topic by looking through the connected lesson, Chromosome Banding: Definition & Techniques. Besides finding the answers to the quiz questions, you can also learn about the following:

  • Definition of chromosome banding
  • Gustav Giemsa's contributions to the study of chromosomes
  • The human chromosome that determines sex
  • Applications and benefits of staining chromosomes