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Yes, each single chromosome came from one parent. However, it is not true that each chromosome came from one grandparent. Due to crossing over in meiosis, the copy of Chr 1 that you got from your father is partially from his father, and partially from his mother. And the same for all the rest of your chromosomes. You will not pass on a whole chromosome ...


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No homologous chromosomes do not imply that each cell has genetic information from only one parent. Let's just talk about one chromosome - and call it Chr1. This chromosome has genes A, B, C, D, and E. When an egg is fertilized by a sperm, the resulting egg will have a pair of Chr1. One of the Chr1 would have come from the mother (egg) and the other from ...



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