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Mendel Genetics

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The different forms of a gene Alleles
Physical characteristics of an organism Trait
The passing of traits from parent to offspring Heredity
The scientific study of heredity Genetics
The Father of Genetics Mendel
The factors that control physical characteristics Gene
An allele which trait always shows up in the organism when the allele is present Dominant Allele
An allele that is masked, or covered up, whenever the dominant allele is present Recessive Allele
The thought that genes are carried from parents to their offspring on chromosomes Chromosome Theory
Describes two different alleles for a trait Heterozygous
Describes two identical alleles for a trait Homozygous
Purebred An organism that always produces offspring with the same form of a trait as the parent
Hybrid An organism that produces offspring with different forms of a trait as the parent
Phenotype Describes an organism's physical appearance
Genotype Describes an organism's genetic makeup
Created by: lipscold