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MVMS Genetics Vocab

Allele The different forms of a trait that make up a gene pair
Dominant The trait that covers over or dominates another trait
Genetic engineering Biological and chemical methods to change the arrangement of DNA
Genetics The study of how traits are inherited through the actions of alleles
Genotype The genetic makeup of an organism
Heredity The passing of traits from parent to offspring
Heterozygous An organism that has two different alleles for a particular trait
Homozygous An organism that has the same alleles for a particular trait
Hybrid An offspring that was given different genetic information for a trait from each parent.
Incomplete dominance A phenotype that is intermediate between the two homozygous parents
Phenotype The physical appearance or behavior of an organism as a result of its genotype
Polygenic inheritance Occurs when a group of gene pairs acts together to produce a specific trait
Punnett square A chart used to predict the probability of traits in offspring
Recessive A trait that is covered up, or dominated, by another form of the trait and seems to disappear.
Sex-linked gene An allele on a sex chromosome. Can cause human genetic disorders such as color blindness and hemophilia
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