Why do we have 46 chromosomes? Short fast 1 minute answer

DNA as a basic genetic material in the cells shapes a compressed form called chromosome.

Humans, like many other species, are called ‘diploid’. This is because our chromosomes exist in matching pairs – with one chromosome of each pair being inherited from each biological parent. Every cell in the human body contains 23 pairs of such chromosomes; our diploid number is therefore 46, our ‘haploid’ number 23.

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