Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Standard Karyotype

Graphic arrangement of a species’ chromosomes in order of decreasing size and position of the centromere. Used to identify any visible chromosome mutation when compared with individual variants, such as humans born with Down syndrome, or to identify chromosome mutations that have become fixed during the course of chromosome evolution when compared with the standard karyotype of another species.

See major chromosome anomaly.

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