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

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