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Problem: Which of the following statements is accurate (select all that apply)A. Haploid individuals can be heterozygous.B. Two homologous chromosomes have identical copies of the same genes.C. Mendel's law of segregation refers the separation of homologous chromosomes during meiosis.D. During independent assortment, sister chromatids separate from each other.E. Phenotype refers to the genetics make up of an individual.

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A. Haploid individuals can be heterozygous. → FALSE

Haploid individuals only have 1 chromosome (and therefore 1 allele) which means they cannot be heterozygous.


B. Two homologous chromosomes have identical copies of the same genes. → TRUE

Homologous chromosomes have the same gene sequence and loci but may have different alleles.

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Which of the following statements is accurate (select all that apply)

A. Haploid individuals can be heterozygous.

B. Two homologous chromosomes have identical copies of the same genes.

C. Mendel's law of segregation refers the separation of homologous chromosomes during meiosis.

D. During independent assortment, sister chromatids separate from each other.

E. Phenotype refers to the genetics make up of an individual.

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