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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsBiology · 8 years ago

Humans have 46 chromosomes in each cell? or 46 in total in our whole body?

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    Each cell contains a copy of our whole DNA which is made up of 46 chromosomes. So each cell has 46 chromosomes but the DNA of a human also has 46 chromosomes.

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    In humans, each cell normally contains 23 pairs of chromosomes, for a total of 46. Twenty-two of these pairs, called autosomes, look the same in both males and females. The 23rd pair, the sex chromosomes, differ between males and females. Females have two copies of the X chromosome, while males have one X and one Y chromosome.

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    each cell, there are thousnands of cells in your body though. they really have 23 pairs of chromosomes so there are 46 total

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  • 8 years ago

    They have 46 in each nucleus of a cell. 23 pairs of 2.

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    46 single chromosomes in each BODY cell

    23 single chromosomes in each SEX cell

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  • 8 years ago

    46 chromosome in each cell. 23 chromosomes in a gamete, or sex cell.

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  • Sam
    Lv 4
    8 years ago

    Most humans have 46 in most cell.

    Basically, anything other than our gametes (sperm OR egg).

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  • wg0z
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    46 in each cell... except maybe blood cells, which have no nucleus, IIRC.

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  • 8 years ago

    in each cell

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  • 8 years ago

    each cell

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