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    The paired sex chromosomes are called X and Y.

    But what about the other 22 pairs in humans?

    What do you call a homolgous chromsomal twin/allele?


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    They have numbers assigned to them, but I don't think that the non-sex chromosomes have specific names.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Chemboy
    They have numbers assigned to them, but I don't think that the non-sex chromosomes have specific names.
    Yes, I know that much but Chromosome 1 consists of a pair ( one
    from each parent)...is each twin chromsome called 1a and 1b, for
    example?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heliopolis
    Quote Originally Posted by Chemboy
    They have numbers assigned to them, but I don't think that the non-sex chromosomes have specific names.
    Yes, I know that much but Chromosome 1 consists of a pair ( one
    from each parent)...is each twin chromsome called 1a and 1b, for
    example?
    Ya, but the distinction is arbitrary because the chromosomes are homologous.
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