Published Online: 27 JAN 2006
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Shaffer, L. G. 2006. Karyotype Interpretation. eLS. .
- Published Online: 27 JAN 2006
The construction of karyotypes from human metaphase chromosomes allows for the identification of cytogenetic abnormalities at a whole genome perspective. Constitutional and acquired chromosome changes can be detected by routine and high-resolution cytogenetic preparations, and a specific nomenclature allows for accurate communication, interpretation and reporting.