I am confused and I think my questions are to
check my thinking. I did read your explanation
maybe it's the terms you don't understand. Mine is
not the terms, but maybe connecting it to a
So, I see 2 kinds of karyotype pictures; this
I know: \"X\" chromosomes are diploid and undergo
mitosis, 23 pairs of \"X\" in autosome cell
(non-sex cell); \"l\" chromosome is a chromosome
found in sex (somatic) cells, like Egg/Sperm;
there are only 23 chromosomes, haploid, not in
pairs. Does this make sense, or am I missing
What I need explained is this:
If you look at a karyotype, KARYOTYPE #1:
sometimes you see some with a pair of \"X\" and
KARYOTYPE #2: sometimes you see a pair of \"l\".
karyotype to see the pair of \"l\").
My question #1 is: When I see the pair of
\"X\" with 23 human chromosomes karyotype, am I
looking at non-sex cells?
Question #2: Which karyotype will you use to
determine a disorder?
To answer my own question, I think - since all
the DNA is the same in every cell, the unknown
genes wouldn't matter which cell you would look
at, but if you are looking for Turner's Syndrome,
then you would have to use a Somatic cell. Or
does it really not matter if you have somatic cell
autosome; which karyotype picture would I look
at, the \"X\" pairs or the \"l\" sex cells?
THANK YOU! Sorry for the lengthy questions,
trying to be specific and understand this