Chromosome number (2n)

Value 48 unitless
Organism Gorilla Gorilla species
Reference De Grouchy J. Chromosome phylogenies of man, great apes, and Old World monkeys. Genetica. 1987 Aug 31 73(1-2):37-52PubMed ID3333352
Comments The karyotypes of man and of the closely related Pongidae chimpanzee, gorilla, and orangutan differ by a small number of well known rearrangements, mainly pericentric inversions and one fusion which reduced the chromosome number from 48 in the Pongidae to 46 in man. Notice that this is the 2n value, i.e. counting the sister chromosomes as two separate chromosomes. See BNID 100323.
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ID 100371