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What Organism Has The Largest Number Of Chromosomes?

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What Organism Has The Largest Number Of Chromosomes?

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Ophioglossum reticulatum, a species of fern, has the largest number of chromosomes (thread-like bodies in a cell's nucleus that hold the genes) with more than1,260(630 pairs).

Source: Trefil, James,1OO1Things Everyone Should Know About Science, p. 106.

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