Karyotype: Definition, Disorders & Analysis


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The number and appearance of chromosomes in an organism is called a ______.

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1. In karyograms, _______.

2. How many total chromosomes are there in the karyotype of a normal human?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your ability to understand karyotypes and the steps taken to determine the karyotype of an organism. Quiz questions assess your knowledge of karyograms and information about a person's karyotype.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment you'll be tested on the following:

  • Number and appearance of chromosomes in an organism
  • Karyograms
  • Total chromosomes in the karyotype of a normal human
  • Information about a person's karyotype

Skills Practiced

This worksheet/quiz combo let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related science lesson
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve a karyotype practice problem
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding karyograms and how they are read

Additional Learning

The lesson, Karyotype: Definition, Disorders & Analysis, is available for further study and can help you:

  • Distinguish differences between homologous chromosomes and sex chromosomes
  • Recall the different disorders that can occur from issues with chromosomes
  • Understand the terms nondisjunction, deletion, duplication and translocation