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Old 10-14-2016, 12:08 PM   #6
Devon Ryan
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The two chromosomes are almost completely identical, so in practice the resulting haploid genome ends up being a mix of both. To really confuse you, the human reference genome is comprised from multiple people, so different parts will end up representing the paternal allele from person A and the next part of the genome perhaps the maternal allele from person B.
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