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Our resident scientist tells you his favourite genomics facts.
Different organisms have different numbers of chromosomes, although instinctively, we think that the more complex an organism is, the more chromosomes they might have, this doesn’t always pan out in nature. For instance, although a fruit fly has only eight chromosomes, a horse has 64 chromosomes, a turkey has 80 chromosomes, and a pineapple has 50.
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