• Question: what is a hexaploid

    Asked by kierah1234 to Danish Scurvygrass on 22 Nov 2017.
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      Danish Scurvygrass answered on 22 Nov 2017:

      I have 6 copies of each chromosome making me a hexaploid, as compared to human cells which has 2 copies of each chromosome (so called a diploid). So a I have 7 different chromosomes, and since 6×7 is 42, that is the total no. of chromosomes in each one of my cells.