What Happens If You Fuse All Your Chromosomes? | SciShow News

Two separate groups of biologists reported fusing entire sets of Saccharomyces cerevisiae chromosomes together, and surprisingly, the actual number of chromosomes might not be as important as we thought.

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Sources:
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-018-0382-x
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-018-0374-x
https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-018-05309-4
https://press.nature.com/?post_type=press_release&p=120551
https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/primer/basics/chromosome
https://www.genome.gov/13014330/transcriptome-fact-sheet/
http://www.genetics.org/content/189/3/737

Image Sources:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Human_chromosomes#/media/File:Human_male_karyotpe_high_resolution.jpg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saccharomyces_cerevisiae#/media/File:Saccharomyces_cerevisiae_SEM.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Saccharomyces_cerevisiae#/media/File:S_cerevisiae_under_DIC_microscopy.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:20100911_162900_SaccharomycesCerevisiae.jpg

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