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Heredity the passing of traits from parents to offspring.
allele an alternate form that a gene may have for a single trait; can be dominant or recessive.
genetics the study of how traits are inherited through the actions of alleles.
hybrid an offspring that was given different genetic information for a trait from each parent.
dominant describes a trait that covers over, or dominates, another form of that trait.
recessive describes a trait that is covered over, or dominant, by another form of that trait and seems to disappear.
Punnett Square A tool to predict the probability of certain traits in a offspring.
Genotype the genetic makeup of an organism.
Phenotype outward physical appearance and behavior of an organism as a result of its Genotype.
homozygous describes an organism with two alleles that are the same for a trait.
heterzygous describes an organism with two different alleles for a trait.
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