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Human body cells contain ______ chromosomes.

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dejasassy | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 24, 2008 at 9:44 AM via web

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Human body cells contain ______ chromosomes.

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cody1kc2 | High School Teacher | Salutatorian

Posted December 12, 2008 at 12:43 AM (Answer #1)

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All cells except reporductive cells have 46 chromosomes and the repro cells have 23 chromosomes which is half a set of DNA.

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robinjohn93 | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted June 18, 2009 at 9:33 PM (Answer #2)

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46 chromosomes

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melony82 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Associate Educator

Posted November 24, 2008 at 10:36 AM (Answer #3)

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Babies are created when the male gamete (sperm) combines with the female gamete (ovum, or egg), in the process known as fertilization.  Each of the gametes contains 23 chromosomes.  Therefore, the first cell of the baby contains 23 pairs of chromosomes, or 46 in total.  All the other somatic (body) cells in the developing baby's body will contain copies of the DNA from that original cell, meaning that they too will contain 46 chromosomes.  The only cells in the baby's body that will not contain 46 chromosomes are the gametes that they will produce for their own reproduction.

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adhish-knows | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted June 19, 2009 at 12:57 AM (Answer #4)

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-23 pairs of chromosomes, or 46 in total- 22 pairs are autosomes and the 23rd pair consists of sex chromosomes-

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k50xyz85 | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted August 4, 2009 at 11:09 AM (Answer #5)

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23 pair

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meshe | Student, Undergraduate | eNoter

Posted November 23, 2009 at 3:29 PM (Answer #7)

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EACH N EVRY OF HUMANBODY EXCEPT GERM CELLS HV 46 CHROMOSOMES. GERM CELLS HV 23 CHROMOSOMES B/C MALE N FEMALE GERM CELLS UNITE TO GIVE RISE 2 46 CHROMOSOME CONTAINING ZYGOTE WHCH LATERON CONVERTS INTO A COMPLETE HUMAN

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sanjeetmanna | College Teacher | (Level 3) Assistant Educator

Posted June 24, 2012 at 7:25 PM (Answer #8)

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All the cells in Human has 46 chromosomes in which 22 are autosomal and 1 pair is sex chromosome except sperm cells.

sperm cells have half the number of chromosomes that of the usual cells. Since sperm cells are haploid they have only 23 chromosomes.

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Yojana_Thapa | TA , Grade 10 | Valedictorian

Posted January 27, 2014 at 12:58 AM (Answer #10)

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23 pairs or 46 in total

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Jyotsana | TA , Grade 10 | Valedictorian

Posted February 23, 2014 at 4:29 AM (Answer #11)

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Human body cells contain 23 pair or 46 chromosomes.

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jess1999 | TA , Grade 9 | Valedictorian

Posted June 18, 2014 at 6:36 PM (Answer #12)

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The human body cells contain 46 chromosomes or 23 pairs of chromosomes . We get 23 haploid chromosomes from our mom and 23 haploid chromosomes from our dad . A haploid cells only have half the number of chromosomes as diploid, and a diploid cell contain two complete sets chromosomes.

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k50xyz85 | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted August 4, 2009 at 11:07 AM (Answer #9)

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