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      fernac13
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      How does the segregation of genes on the same chromosome differ from independent assortment of genes on different chromosomes???
      If some one could help it would be grand 🙂

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      supersapien
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      All diploid organisms have a pair of alleles for a particular trait. These alleles are present on homologous chromosomes. Segregation means that these alleles are separated during gamete formation and there is only one allele in a gamete, not both.

      Independent assortment states that one allele does not affect the assortment (into gametes) of the other. They are random.

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