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Ru wrote at 2009-10-02 11:54:51
Humans have 46 chromosomes. But what about other animal species ?

There are surprisingly few comparative lists of chromosome numbers to be found on the internet. I admit : it does not make a lot of sense. What would be the scientific value of that ?

Just out of curiosity I searched a bit and as far as I know below is the only list of animal species with 46 chromosomes :

- Humans (Homo sapiens)

- Muntjacs (Muntiacus reevesi)

- Black rat (Rattus rattus) , but not all of them have 46

- European hare (Lepus europeus)

- Merriam’s ground squirrel (Spermophilus canus)

- Southern short-tailes shrew (Blarina carolinensis)

- Mountain beaver (Aplodontia rufa)

- Beach vole (Microtus breweri)

- Nilgai (Boselaphus tragocamelus)

- Kirk’s dik-dik (Rhynchotragus kirki)

- Grey vole (Microtus arvalis)

Ruth :)

Jess wrote at 2011-04-06 16:20:27

zyxo wrote at 2013-01-03 19:55:01
I established a list of animals with 46 c


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