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4.1 science

science vocabulary 4.1

passing of physical characteristics from parent to offspring heredity
a characteristic that an organism can pass on to its offspring through its genes trait
scientific study of heredity genetics
the joining of a sperm and an egg fertilization
the offspring of many generations that have the same traits purebred
the set of information that controls a trait; a segment of DNA on a chromosome that codes for a specific trait gene
the different forms of a gene alleles
an allele whose traits always shows up when the allele is present dominant allele
an allele that is masked when a dominant allele is present recessive allele
an organism that has two different alleles for a trait; an organism that is heterozygous hybrid
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