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Karyotype (chapter 5)

def: a display of all the sequenced chromosomes

(example: a display of the 46 human chromosomes is called the human karyotype)

Kinesin (chapter 17)

def: A large family of motor proteins that use the energy of ATP hydrolysis to move along a microtubule.

Kinetochore (chapter 18)

def: Complex protein-containing structure on a mitotic chromosome to which microtubules attach. The kinetochore forms on the part of the chromosome known as the centromere.

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