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.

Answers distribution

23
46
52
26
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flagUkraine
88%
4%
0%
8%
25
flagthe United Arab Emirates
81%
9%
9%
0%
22
flagSingapore
78%
0%
7%
0%
14
flagFrance
76%
7%
0%
11%
26
flagRepublic of Ireland
73%
12%
2%
11%
80
flagPakistan
73%
15%
2%
2%
38
flagGreece
72%
6%
6%
13%
29
flagPoland
71%
17%
4%
6%
9977
flagCanada
70%
7%
3%
18%
27
flagIndia
69%
16%
3%
2%
222
flagthe United States
68%
19%
2%
8%
320
flagUnknown
66%
22%
3%
7%
855
flagAustralia
66%
26%
0%
6%
15
flagNorway
66%
13%
13%
6%
15
flagGermany
64%
13%
11%
9%
145
flagthe United Kingdom
62%
23%
6%
7%
264
flagthe Philippines
57%
20%
0%
17%
35
flagItaly
57%
28%
4%
9%
21
flagSweden
50%
37%
8%
4%
24
flagthe Netherlands
27%
36%
13%
22%
22

Gender

men64%
women71%
23
64%
71%
46
22%
15%
52
5%
4%
26
7%
8%

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