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This image is a collage of photomicrographs representing the karyotype of a person, who was born with a chromosomal aberration known as trisomy 13, Patau syndrome, or trisomy D. A karyotype represents a complete set of chromosomes in each and every eukaryotic cell of an individual organism. The chromosomes are arranged in pairs, and aligned using the position of each chromosome’s centromere. Pairs are then arranged into groups A through G, based on size. In this particular case, the cells in a person with trisomy 13 contain an extra #13 chromosome (arrowhead).
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Content Providers(s): CDC/ Susanne Trusler
Creation Date: 1977
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