Comparative Genomics: Chromosome Number


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How many pairs of chromosomes do humans have?

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1. Which molecules make up DNA strands?

2. How many total chromosomes does a baby inherit from EACH of its parents?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this interactive quiz and worksheet combo at any time to assess your understanding of genomics and chromosome numbers. The quiz questions will ask you about topics like the chromosomes that different species possess, including humans.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Topics examined within this quiz include the following:

  • DNA strands
  • Human chromosomes
  • Chromosome inheritance
  • Humans vs. great apes in terms of chromosomes
  • Chromosomes possessed by hamsters

Skills Practiced

Use these skills while completing this interactive quiz and worksheet:

  • Knowledge application - recall what you have read concerning chromosomes to answer a question about how molecules make up DNA strands
  • Information recall - use the information within this lesson to remember how many total chromosomes a baby inherits from each parent
  • Distinguishing differences - compare the number of chromosomes possessed by humans to the number of chromosomes that great apes have

Additional Learning

To further investigate the world of genomics and chromosome numbers, explore the lesson entitled Comparative Genomics: Chromosome Number. This lesson will also discuss:

  • Karyotypes
  • Sex chromosomes
  • Polyploidy
  • Hybrid species