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Use of the phrase pairs of chromosomes

  1. Jan 16, 2013 #1
    Use of the phrase "pairs of chromosomes"

    Quick question: does the term "pairs of chromsomes" generally refer to both homologus chromosomes and replicated chromosomes?

    Thanks,

    bob800
     
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  3. Jan 27, 2013 #2
    Re: Use of the phrase "pairs of chromosomes"

    The term "pairs of chromosomes" generally refers to homologous chromosomes. We say that a human somatic cell contains 23 pairs of chromosomes.

    The term "sister chromatids" is used to refer to replicated chromosomes.
     
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