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What is a pair of chromosomes called?

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October 26, 2010 11:11PM

A pair of chromosomes is called a "chromosome pair."

Generally, the two chromosomes in a pair are "homologous chromosomes."

An individual form of a gene is called an "allele." (For example: if someone has genotype "Aa", they have two different alleles, "A" and "a")