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  • one of a pair, or series, of genes similarly located on homologous chromosomes Source: Noland, George B. 1983. General Biology, 11th Edition. St. Louis, MO. C. V. Mosby
  • One of the alternate forms of the same functional gene. Alleles occupy the same position (locus) on homologous chromosomes, and so are separated from each other at meiosis. Source: Curtis, Helena. 1968. Biology. New York, NY. Worth Publishers