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Number Of Chromosomes in Humans

How many human chromosomes are there?

46

Human cells have 23 pairs of large linear nuclear chromosomes, giving a total of 46 per cell. In addition to these, human cells have many hundreds of copies of the mitochondrial genome. Sequencing of the human genome has provided a great deal of information about each of the chromosomes.

This fact is verified on : December 11, 2009.





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