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DNA is organized into 46 chromosomes including sex chromosomes, 3D animation

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DNA is organized into 46 chromosomes including sex chromosomes, 3D animation
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The millions of bases, which make up the human genome are organized into structures called chromosomes. These are arranged into 22 matching pairs plus 1 pair of sex chromosomes consisting of 2 X's in women and an X and a Y in men. So humans have a total of 46 chromosomes in each cell, known collectively as a karyotype. This set of chromosomes has a Y, so it must belong to a male.
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sex chromosomes,matching pairs,human genome,karyotype,set of chromosomes,dna,animation
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