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allele the different form of a trait that a gene may have
dominate describes a trait that covers over or dominates another form of that trait
genetic the study of how traits are inherited through the actions of alleles
gnetic engineering biological and chemical methods to change the arrangement of a genes DNA to improve crop production produce large volumes of medicine and change how cells perform their normal functions
genotype an organisms genetic makeup
heredity the passing of traits from parents to offspring
heterozygous describes an organism with two different alleles for a trait
homozygous desscribes an organism with two alleles that same trait
incomplete dominance production of a phenotype that is intermediate between the two homozygous parents
phenotype the way an arganism looks and behaves as a result of its genotype
polygenic inheritance occurs when a group of gene pairs acts together and produces a specific trait,such as human eye color,skin color,or height
punnett square a tool to predict the probalilty of certain traits in offspring that shows the different ways alleles can combine
recessive describes a trait that is covered over or dominated by another form of trait and seems to disappear
sex linked gene an allele inherited on a sex chromosome and that can cause human genetic disorders such as color blindness and hemophilia
Created by: mekyla