So reading and watching youtube videos (Please don’t judge), I learned about Chromosome 2. A Chromosome that supposedly was fused from 2 ape Chromosomes.
After watching both sides of the debate, My wife made an interesting inquiry.
If apes have 48 Chromosomes and Humans Have 46 Chromosomes, and one fused, wouldn’t that leave 47?
I have searched all over for an answer and can not locate anything about a missing Chromosome.
I did read an article last year that someone basically said, “We didn’t need it so our body got rid of it”.
This brought up a flurry of issues to me. For now, I’ll egress, Do we have a missing Chromosome that we can relate back to apes, and if so, what happened to it? If we lost that chromosome, wouldn’t that mean a major loss of information?
Any info or articles would be super appreciated.Thank you.