Shahrokh Mirza Hosseini SHAHOS at
Fri Oct 22 06:43:38 EST 1999

In evolution the number of chromosomes has decreased as the organisms 
have developed. Having 46 chromosomes, as human beings, I guess does 
not mean that others with more chromosomes are in a better position!


> From:           "Jeff Baluch" <jbaluch at>
> Subject:        Re: Chromosomes
> Date sent:      Tue, 19 Oct 1999 15:02:36 GMT
> Organization:   @Home Network
> To:             cellbiol at

> I looked in a chart in my Genetics text by Peter Russell and the male
> Australian ant has 1 chromosome (female 2). Next on the list is the mosquito
> with 6. The largest diploid genome listed was the field horsetail at 216
>  this is a plant) followed by the goldfish at 94. On a funny note, dogs,
> cats and chickens each have between 72-80. That can make you wonder, being
> only at 46, where you really fit in the scheme of things!
>        Page
> skeller wrote in message <7ug5rj$51u$1 at>...
> >What organism has the MOST chromosomes and the LEAST? Where can I find this
> >info?
> >
> >

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