How do sister chromatids differ from homologous chromosomes?

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Cell Division

Chromosomes carry the genetic information of the cell and are made up of DNA. Both sister chromatids and homologous chromosomes are needed for cell replication. They are similar but have some important differences.

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Homologous Chromosomes

Homologous chromosomes are chromosome pairs (one comes from the father and one from the mother). Except for the X and Y...

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