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Unit D Part 2 Vocab

Gene A cell that allows parents to give their offspring certain traits.
genetics The study of genes, and how they are passed down.
inherited trait A trait that develops in an offspring due to the parent contributing the gene.
acquired trait A trait that a person develops from the environmental factor, and that they weren’t born with.
trait A characteristic a person has.
mutation When the structure of a gene changes
allele One of the many forms of a gene
dominant A trait or gene that is stronger over the other possible trait.
recessive The trait or gene that is not as common as a dominant trait.
homozygous When someone has a pair of the same alleles.
heterozygous When someone has on dominant and one recessive allele.
phenotype Characteristics that are observed, and the chance of getting them
genotype The possibility of getting one kind of gene
chromosome These are part of a gene.
cell division When a cell divides to produce offspring or to make up more cells to repair.
DNA The type of gene that allows parents to give a certain trait to their offspring
co-dominant When homozygous genes are out together and both are present in the offspring
incomplete dominant When one allele does not dominate over the other, which forms a new phenotype.
Created by: sgoreja44