How many pairs of chromosomes does a human have?

23
46
52
26
A typical human pos­sess­es 23 pairs of chro­mo­somes, which add up to 46. Two of the chro­mo­somes are gender related. A female will have two X chro­mo­somes and a male will have one x and y chro­mo­some. As you may have noticed, females do not have y chro­mo­some.

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flagthe United Arab Emirates
80%
10%
10%
0%
10
flagPakistan
80%
20%
0%
0%
10
flagUnknown
76%
11%
6%
5%
76
flagFrance
76%
9%
0%
9%
21
flagCanada
73%
6%
0%
20%
15
flagGermany
72%
11%
9%
6%
77
flagSingapore
72%
0%
9%
0%
11
flagPoland
70%
17%
4%
6%
3372
flagRepublic of Ireland
70%
15%
5%
10%
40
flagIndia
68%
17%
4%
1%
86
flagthe United States
62%
24%
2%
8%
194
flagthe United Kingdom
48%
33%
9%
8%
118
flagthe Philippines
46%
20%
0%
26%
15

Gender

men59%
women64%
23
59%
64%
46
22%
18%
52
9%
4%
26
8%
11%

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