If there are 46 chromosomes in each cell, do all cells in the human body contain the same chromosomes ?

5 Answers

  • 9 years ago
    Best Answer

    Yep. Except for sperm and egg cells which only have 23.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Not all cells have 46 chromosomes. Somatic cells do have 46 chromosomes, but Reproductive cells (egg and sperm) only have 23 chromosomes.

  • V
    Lv 6
    9 years ago

    Yes. Every cell will contain 23 pairs of the same chromosomes - 22 pairs of autosomes and one pair of sex chromosomes, which will be almost perfectly identical in every cell of the body.


    As everyone else has said, this is true everywhere except in the gametes (or reproductive cells: sperm and ova) where there is only one pair of chromosomes i.e. 23 chromosomes. They are, however, the same chromosomes that exist in the other cells.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    no actually sperm cells have half the chromosomes

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    23 from your mother and 23 from your father. You have 46 total. Obviously they are not ALL the same chromosomes but some of them may be. Depending on whether or not they are homozygous/heterozygous dominant, or homozygous recessive, you will have different traits. I could go into much more detail if you would like.


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