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Modern Genetics

Three or more forms of a gene that code for a single trait. Multiple Alleles
A gene that is carried on the X or Y chromosome. Sex-linked Gene
A person who has one recessive allele for a trait and one dominant allele, but does not have the trait. Carrier
A chart or “family tree” that tracks which members of a family have a particular trait. Pedigree
An abnormal condition that a person inherits through genes or chromosomes. genetic disorder
A technique by which a small amount of the fluid that surrounds a developing baby is removed; the fluid is analyzed to determine whether the baby will have a genetic disorder. amniocentesis
A picture of all the chromosomes in a cell arranged in pairs. karyotype
The process of selecting a few organisms with desired traits to serve as parents of the next generation. selective breeding.
Created by: christinawynn