Chromosomes

Jay Mone' jmone at MARAUDER.MILLERSV.EDU
Fri Feb 20 09:00:53 EST 1998


Amber,
I doubt if anyone knows the significance of chromosome numbers in 
different organisms.  Chromosome number doesn't appear to be directly 
related to complexity, but rather to overall diversity of species.  
For example, humans have 46 chromosomes, while dogs and chickens have 
78.  Some ferns have over 100.

Jay Mone'



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