Generate Karyotypes

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9. The following compounds are used to generate karyotypes. Describe which molecular mechanism each acts on and why it is essential for karyotyping. A karyotype is the number of chromosomes within the nuclei of a cell. This has to be seen in order to view each chromosome and determine the number of chromosomes within each nucleus. This helps to determine how genetic material will be divided among the newly forming cells.
a. Poke Weed Mitogen act as lectins which are cell membrane binding proteins. Lectins allow cells to stick together. These do not associate with the immune system so cell to cell interaction occurs once the cells are bound together by these proteins. This allows the number of cells that are stuck together to be counted which

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