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10.23: Introduction to Errors in Chromosome Number

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    Examine karyotypes and identify the effects of significant changes in chromosome number

    We previously learned how errors in mitosis can potentially lead to cancer. What could errors in meiosis result in? In this outcome, we’ll learn what happens when errors occur in chromosome number.

    What You’ll Learn to Do

    • Identify a karyotype and describe its uses in biology
    • Identify common errors that can create an abnormal karyotype
    • Identify syndromes that result from a significant change in chromosome number

    Learning Activities

    The learning activities for this section include the following:

    • Karyotypes
    • Common Disorders
    • Self Check: Errors in Chromosome Number

    Contributors and Attributions

    CC licensed content, Original
    • Authored by: Shelli Carter and Lumen Learning. Provided by: Lumen Learning. License: CC BY: Attribution

    10.23: Introduction to Errors in Chromosome Number is shared under a not declared license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by LibreTexts.

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