Wednesday, December 29, 2010

46 Chromosome Animals


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Posted by: zyxo | June 27, 2009

List of animal species with 46 chromosomes

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-tailed shrew (Blarina carolinensis)

- Mountain beaver (Aplodontia rufa)

- Beach vole (Microtus breweri)

- Nilgai (Boselaphus tragocamelus)

- Kirk’s dik-dik (Rhynchotragus kirki)

- Grey vole (Microtus arvalis)

- Large bentwing bat (miniopterus schreibersi)

- Bolivian Tuco-tuco (Ctenomys boliviensis)

- Grevy’s zebra (Equus grevyi)

- Crowned Lemur (Lemur mongoz coronatus)

- Red Titi (Callicebus cupreus)

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