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Biology LibreTexts

8: Human Genetics and Cytogenetics

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  • Learning Objectives

    • To explore the inheritance of single gene traits
    • To distinguish between autosomal and sex-linked gene inheritance
    • To construct and read karyotypes
    • To identify characteristics of chromosomes
    • To associate genetic make-up with phenotype

    Thumbnail: DNA double helix. Image used with permission (public domain; NIH - Genome Research Institute).