MAKE A KARYOTYPE
A karyotype is an organized profile of a person's chromosomes. In a karyotype, chromosomes are arranged and numbered by size, from largest to smallest. This arrangement helps scientists quickly identify chromosomal alterations that may result in a genetic disorder.
To make a karyotype, scientists take a picture of someone's chromosomes, cut them out and match them up using size, banding pattern and centromere position as guides.
Match up chromosome pairs
- Print this pdf of the chromosomes
- Cut the chromosomes out
- Arrange them in pairs
- Check your work against the completed karyotype