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What is the difference between homologues and analogues?
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What is the difference between Homologous chromosomes or homologues?
Homologous chromosomes are chromosomes of the same length, centromere position and staining qualities that have genes for the same characteristics at the same loci (position). "Homologue" is the word used to describe any two (or more) structures that are similar in structure and function. So homologous chromosomes are an example of homologues. Another example is the arm of a human and the leg of the dog.