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An organism with two identical copies of the same gene is called_______


  1. Genotype

  2. Phenotype

  3. Heterozygote

  4. Homozygote


Solution

The correct option is D

Homozygote


A gene has two alternative forms called alleles. If two non-identical alleles are present in the same organism, it is said to be a heterozygote. Conversely, if two identical alleles are present, the organism is said to be a homozygote.

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