Ch 17: Chromosomes & Chromosome Disorders

About This Chapter

The lessons in this chapter can enhance your knowledge of chromosome structures and disorders. Use this information to supplement your studies in a biology class or prepare for course, college entrance or professional certification examinations.

Chromosomes & Chromosome Disorders - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, you'll review chromosome types and components as well as the causes of chromosome disorders. Details are presented through definitions, illustrations and examples to make this material accessible and easily retained. Once you have completed your review of this short chapter, you should have developed the ability to do the following:

  • Relate the structure of chromosomes
  • Describe autosomes and what they do
  • Identify sex-linked genes
  • Understand details about homologous chromosomes
  • Define karyotype and explain what a karyotype analysis does

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