A human cell containing 22 autosomes and either an X or Y chromosome is a sperm cell. According to Genetics Home Reference, all female egg cells contain an X chromosome along with their 22 autosomes. This arrangement mea... More »

Human sperm cells, also called spermatozoon, contain 22 autosomes, a single Y chromosome, and a single X chromosome. Female egg cells contain 22 autosomes and two X chromosomes. More »

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Chromosomes assist in the process of cell division by distributing DNA. They act as a container to hold in the DNA molecules. More »

Human sperm cells, also called spermatozoon, contain 22 autosomes, a single Y chromosome, and a single X chromosome. Female egg cells contain 22 autosomes and two X chromosomes. More »

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The chromosome that carries the fewest number of genes is the Y chromosome. The Y chromosome carries only about 344 genes. Genes on the Y chromosome determine sex and code for male sexual characteristics. More »

In a eukaryotic cell, chromosome replication occurs during DNA synthesis, or the S phase of the cell cycle. In its normal state, a chromosome is a long, thin chromatin fiber containing one DNA molecule. Once duplicated, ... More »

Humans have 44 autosomes, which is a total of 22 pairs of autosomes. Autosomes are the chromosomes that determine what proteins are made in the body that are not related to sex. In all, humans have 23 pairs of chromosome... More »