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Chapter 16, Problem 27E
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What are chromosomes? How many exist in humans?

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Interpretation:

Chromosomes and their existence in humans are to be discussed.

Concept Introduction:

Nucleic acids are long, chain-like molecules consisting of repeating units called nucleotides. Each nucleotide has three components: a phosphate group, a sugar group and a base.

The nucleic acids are classified into two forms, which are deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) and ribonucleic acid (RNA).

The DNA contains the genetic material of living organisms.

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The thread-like biological structures in which DNA is contained are known as chromosomes. They are found in the nucleus of the cell. There are 46 chromosomes in humans, arranged in pairs. In humans, each cell normally contains 23 pairs of chromosomes, for a total of 46

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