Statement 1: In diploid organisms, chromosomes occur in pairs Statement 2: In each pair, one chromosome is from the mother, and the other is from the father.

  1. a) Both statements are wrong.
  2. b) Both statements are right.
  3. c) Statement 1 is right, and 2 is wrong
  4. d) Statement 1 is wrong, and 2 is right

Answer: b) Both statements are right

Explanation: Diploid organisms have 2n chromosomes that occur in pairs. Both the parents equally contribute their genetic materials. Thus, one chromosome is from the mother, and the other is from the father (homologous chromosome).

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