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heredity chpt 6

Dominant trait The trait observed in the first generation when parents that have Different traits are bred.
Heredity The passing of genetic traits from parent to offspring.
Recessive trait A trait that reappears in the second generation when parents With different traits are bred.
Gene One set of instructions for an inherited trait.
Allele One of the alternative forms of a gene that governs a Characteristic such as hair color.
Phenotype An organisms appearance or other detectable characteristic.
Genotype The entire genetic makeup of an organism;also the combination Of genes for one or more specific traits
Probability The likelihood that a possible future event will occur in any given Instance of the event.
Homologous chromosomes Chromosomes that have the same sequence of genes and the Same structure.
Diploid A cell that contains two haploid sets of chromosomes.
Haploid Describes a cell,nucleus,or organism that has only one set of un paired chromosomes.
Meiosis A process in cell division during which the number of chromosomes Decreases to half the original number by two divisions of the Nucleus,which results in the production of sex cells(gametes or spores).
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