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Name: Jesika
Status: Student
Grade:  15
Location: N/A
Country: United States
Date: March 2005


Question:
What oraganism has the largest number of chromosomes?



Replies:
Dear Jesika,

The answer can be found on the following, Extremes in Chromosome Number webpage, from Colo. St. Univ.:

http://arbl.cvmbs.colostate.edu/hbooks/genetics/medgen/basics/minmax_chromos.html

Oddly enough, there's apparently a fern w/ about 630 chromosome pairs, or 1260 chromosomes per cell!

Thanks for the great question,

Jeff Buzby, Ph.D.
CHOC Research Institute


Dear Jesika,

The answer can be found on the following, Extremes in Chromosome Number webpage, from Colo. St. Univ.:

http://arbl.cvmbs.colostate.edu/hbooks/genetics/medgen/basics/minmax_chromos.html

Oddly enough, there's apparently a fern w/ about 630 chromosome pairs, or 1260 chromosomes per cell!

Thanks for the great question,

Jeff Buzby, Ph.D.
CHOC Research Institute



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