Humans have 2 pairs of 23 different chromosomes, totalling 46 chromosomes.
Humans have 2 sex determining chromosomes: the X chromosome and Y chromosome.
Men are XY and women are XX.
Descriptions of Chromosome
Chromosome: Part of a cell that contains genetic information. Except for sperm and eggs, all human cells contain 46 chromosomes.
Source: National Institute of Health
Chromosome : in a prokaryotic cell or in the nucleus of a eukaryotic cell, a structure containing DNA which carries the genetic information essential to the cell; the bacterial chromosome is a closed circle of double stranded DNA associated with the cell membrane; nuclear chromosomes are associated with RNA, histones and non histone proteins; the normal number of chromosomes in human somatic cells is 46.
Summary Information: Chromosome
Large sequence of DNA with many genes.
; see list below.
Main condition: Chromosome conditions
Organs: list of all organs
Chromosome: Related Topics
Diseases List for Chromosome:
The following list of medical conditions
have 'Chromosome' or similar listed as an affected body part
in our database:
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