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ISBN: 9781305251052
Chapter 15, Problem 5QP
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How many nucleotides does the human genome contain?

Summary Introduction

To determine: The total number of nucleotides present in the human genome.

Introduction: The human genome is made up of 46 chromosomes. Chromosomes are thread-like structures which are composed of nucleic acids and protein. They contain genetic information in the form of genes.

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The human genome contains 23 pairs of chromosomes (22 pairs of autosomes and 1 pair of sex chromosome). Each chromosome carries genetic information in the form of genes...

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