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Suppose an organism (with a chromosome number of 2n = 6) has monosomy of chromosome 3. How many chromosomes are in the organism’s karyotype? Explain your answer.

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Given that the diploid organism has a total of 6 chromosomes, a monosomy of chromosome 3 means that the organism has a missing single chromosome. Thus, in a karyotype it has only 5 chromosomes.

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