Why do chromosomes come in pairs?

Answer

Chromosomes come in pairs as each half is inherited from each parent. During meiosis, the chromosome pairs are split up to make two haploid cells. It is important to note that there are plants that have three or more chromosomes, e.g. wheat, banana, cotton and sugar cane.
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