Homologous chromosomes

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  • chromosomes of the same pair containing the same genes but not necessarily the same alleles.
    Source: Anthromorphemics
  • a pair of chromosomes, one from each parent, that have relatively similar structures and gene values
    Source: Noland, George B. 1983. General Biology, 11th Edition. St. Louis, MO. C. V. Mosby
  • chromosomes that are identical in their content of gene loci, though not necessarily the same alleles
    Source: Jenkins, John B. 1990. Human Genetics, 2nd Edition. New York: Harper & Row
  • Chromosomes that have the same linear arrangement of genes--a pair of matching chromosomes in a diploid organism.

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