Monosomy: Definition, Examples & Disorders Video


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Why is monosomy a problem for diploid organisms?

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1. Complete monosomy happens because of ______.

2. In humans, monosomy most often results in ______.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Focusing on what can happen when we are missing a chromosome, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of monosomy. Topics covered include why monosomy is a problem for a diploid organism as well as why complete monosomy happens.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Syndromes associated with monosomy
  • Reason a complete monosomy would happen
  • Common results of monosomy

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding why monosomy is a problem in diploid organisms and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the common results of monosomy
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related biology lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more about the difference only one more chromosome can make, review the corresponding lesson titled Monosomy: Definition, Examples & Disorders. This lesson will help you:

  • Define monosomy
  • Identify the number of chromosomes a person with monosomy would have
  • Describe what happens during meiosis
  • Know the difference between complete and partial monosomy
  • Explain the consequences of both types of monosomy