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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23
46
52
26
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flagGermany
82%
11%
4%
2%
45
flagRepublic of Ireland
73%
23%
0%
3%
26
flagPoland
69%
18%
3%
7%
1811
flagIndia
68%
20%
2%
2%
48
flagthe United States
63%
25%
1%
7%
111
flagthe Philippines
41%
25%
0%
25%
12
flagthe United Kingdom
39%
35%
12%
12%
56

Gender

men63%
women63%
23
63%
64%
46
19%
18%
52
8%
2%
26
8%
14%

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