One heck of a unique Mother's Day card. You got your mitochondria from your mother in the egg cell from which you came. Mitochondria have their own DNA which can be used to trace your mother's mother's mother's mother's mother back through thousands of y
The autosomes contain the rest of the genetic hereditary information. All act in the same way during cell division. Human cells have 23 pairs of chromosomes pairs of autosomes and one pair of sex chromosomes), giving a total of 46 per cell.