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    Im a bit confused about what a homologous chromosome actually is.
    The definition in the text book is - one of each pair is derived from the chromosomes provided by the mother in the egg, and the other derived from the chromosomes provided by the father in the sperm-

    Just to clear this up does that mean that a homologous pair is one maternal and one paternal chromosome and thats the pair? Some of the other info ive been reading seems to say that one of each chromatid on each pair is maternal and one is paternal?!


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    (Original post by ***OpenSky***)
    Hey all

    Im a bit confused about what a homologous chromosome actually is.
    The definition in the text book is - one of each pair is derived from the chromosomes provided by the mother in the egg, and the other derived from the chromosomes provided by the father in the sperm-

    Just to clear this up does that mean that a homologous pair is one maternal and one paternal chromosome and thats the pair? Some of the other info ive been reading seems to say that one of each chromatid on each pair is maternal and one is paternal?!


    thanks
    You're textbook does have quite a complicated way of explaining it. In our body, we have 46 chromosomes so we're said to have '23 pairs of homologous chromosomes'. In each pair, one chromosome is from the mother and the other chromosome is from the father.
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    (Original post by Magenta96)
    You're textbook does have quite a complicated way of explaining it. In our body, we have 46 chromosomes so we're said to have '23 pairs of homologous chromosomes'. In each pair, one chromosome is from the mother and the other chromosome is from the father.
    Expressive. I'd guess that clears the problem up.
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    (Original post by Magenta96)
    You're textbook does have quite a complicated way of explaining it. In our body, we have 46 chromosomes so we're said to have '23 pairs of homologous chromosomes'. In each pair, one chromosome is from the mother and the other chromosome is from the father.
    Thanks, this cleared it up
 
 
 
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