tom_servo_dds

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allstardentist said:
This is from the sample DAT test from ADA. The answer is D. Shouldnt choice 4 be "single pair of chromosome..." instead of single chromosome?
The term "chromosome" can be interchangeably used to mean at once a pair of chromatids or a single chromatid. It depends on the context that you use them although most people focus on the diploid form.

Speaking of which, that brings up a question: a gamete which has only the haploid number as the parent has, do you speak of them as having half chromosomes, one chromatid, or just having a haploid number of chromosomes? The latter is still a correct description.
 
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