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  • Chromosomes

    Karyotype Analysis of Human Chromosomes 1. Karyotype preparation and analysis Cells (from blood‚ amniotic fluid‚ etc) are grown in vitro (in a cell culture dish) to increase their number Cell division is then arrested in metaphase with colchicine (prevents mitotic spindle from forming) Cells are centrifuged and lysed to release chromosomes Chromosomes are stained‚ photographed‚ and grouped by size and banding patterns This is a photograph of the 46 human chromosomes in a somatic cell‚ arrested

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  • Chromosome

    Chromosome 13 Chromosomes are organized structures of DNA and protein found in a cell. There are normally 46 chromosomes in a human cell- 23 pairs. You should get 23 from your mother’s egg & another 23 from your father’s sperm. Sometimes these chromosomes can encounter a problem. The two main problems being deletion of a chromosome or an extra chromosome. Chromosome 13 is a chromosome that everyone has a pair of. It normally takes up about 3.5-4% of the total DNA in cells. There are

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  • Meiosis: Chromosomes

    form gametes (eggs and sperm). Each species has a characteristic number of chromosomes per somatic cell. Fruit flies have 8; normal humans have 46. They exist as homologous pairs (partners) that are similar in size and shape and carry the same kinds of genes. Thus humans have 23 homologous pairs. The full complement of 46 chromosomes is referred to as the diploid number (referring to the fact that each kind of chromosome is represented twice). In higher organisms when an egg is fertilized the egg

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  • Chromosome and Question

    Write your name here Surname Other names Edexcel International GCSE Centre Number Candidate Number Biology Unit: 4BI0 Science (Double Award) 4SC0 Paper: 1B Monday 9 January 2012 – Morning Time: 2 hours You must have: Ruler Calculator Paper Reference 4BI0/1B 4SC0/1B Total Marks Instructions Use black ink or ball-point pen. Fill in the boxes at the top of this page with your name‚ centre number and candidate number. Answer all questions. Answer the questions in the spaces provided

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  • Chromosome Mutations

    Chromosomes Mutations­ With the exception of the mother’s egg cells or the father’s sperm cells‚ every cell in the normal human body contains 23 pairs of chromosomes‚ totaling 46 in each cell called the diploid number. According to The Human Genome project there are over 30‚000 genes in every cell‚ spread unevenly across the chromosomes. Of the 23 pairs of chromosomes‚ one member is inherited from the mother‚ and one from the father. Members of each pair are called homologous. The first 22 pairs

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  • Sex Chromosomes

    Sex Chromosomes Introduction Few people every wonder or care about their gender and why they are male or female.. Sex-determination system is a complex but fascinating progress‚ especially within reptiles‚ birds and insects. All living organisms begin with one eukaryotic cell; inside the nucleus of each cell contain thread-like structures called chromosomes. Chromosomes are once theorized to be derived from autosomes (chromosomes that are not sex chromosomes) and have changed into specific

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  • Meiosis and Homologous Chromosomes

    Meiosis Review Worksheet Pledge: _____1. If the sperm cell of a fruit fly has 4 chromosomes‚ then the number of chromosomes in each body cell is: a. 2 b. 4 c. 6 d. 8 e. 16 _____2. Of the following cells‚ the only one to have the haploid number of chromosomes is: a) skin b)muscle c) nerve d) connective e) ovum _____3. The diploid number is restored as a result of: a) differentiation

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  • Homologous Chromosomes and Sister Chromatids

    Homologous Chromosomes and Sister Chromatids (HC and SC): Clearly distinguish between HC and SC pairs. Your answer should include the following: a clear distinction between ‘chromatin’ and ‘chromosome’‚ and how this difference affects gene expression; simple line diagrams to illustrate the difference between non-replicated and replicated DNA inchromatin and chromosome forms; afull description of both HC and SC with a labeled diagram that includes gene/allele sequences for a heterozygote and ‘m’

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  • Questions and Answers on DNA and Chromosomes

    number of chromosomes and crossing over to get more gene combinations and fertilization‚ involving the fusion of two gametes and the restoration of the original number of chromosomes. 3. Distinguish between the following pairs of terms: Chromosome- structures that makeup DNA Chromatid- DNA wrapped around protein called histone Homologous chromosomes- same but separated Sister chromatids- same but connected by centromere Synapsis- the entire process of pairing two homologous chromosomes Chiasma-

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  • Karyotype: Sex Chromosomes

    KARYOTYPING LAB INTRODUCTION The complete set of chromosomes in the body cell of a species is known as karyotype. Karyotype is a test to identify and evaluate the size‚ shape‚ and number of chromosomes in a sample of body cells. Any abnormalities such as extra‚ missing‚ or abnormal positions of chromosome pieces can cause problems with a person growth‚ development and body functions. Karyotype can be used to determine whether the chromosomes of an adult have an abnormality that can be passed on

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