How different mutations can be seen in a karyotype?

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A Karyotype is an organized profile of an individual's chromosomes. When using human chromosomes, to make a karyotype the chromosomes are arranged in pairs, shortest to tallest, at the very last is the sex chromosomes (XX or XY)

A karyotype helps you determine mutations because you get to arrange the chromosomes in pairs. This helps you see if there is an extra copy of a chromosome, if the chromosome is 'damaged' or missing some parts, and whether or not you are missing a copy of a chromosome.

You can see a karyotype of a normal male: http://www.jcvi.org/cms/fileadmin/site/research/projects/huref/figure2a.jpg

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