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threadlike structures made of DNA molecules that contain the genes (hereditary material)
term used to refer to a cell that contains both sets of homologous chromosomes, one set from each biological parent (2N=46)
an organism or cell having only one complete set of chromosomes and is a mixture of the chromosomes of parents (N=23)
homologous chromosomes; homologues
each of the 23 pairs of human chromosomes consists of 2 homologues w/ similar size, shape, and genetic content; each homologue is inherited from 1 of 2 parents.
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