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TermDefinition
DNA deoxyribonucleic acid; takes the form of a double helix
RNA ribonucleic acid
mRNA messenger RNA; sends a message to ribosomes as a type of protein needed; amino acids- building blocks of protein are created
tRNA transfer RNA; sequence the amino acids to "spell"/ create the type of protein ordered
genetics scientific study of heredity
heredity the passing of traits from parent to offspring
Mendel "Father of Genetics"
allele trait
dominant the "strong' form of a gene; if it is present, the trait will show
recessive the "weak" form of of a gene; only shows its trait when paired without another recessive
purebred only have genes for one trait; two of the same genes
hybrid two different genes for a given trait
genotype gene combination
phenotype outward appearance of a gene
Created by: soniasalomoni