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chapter 6

vocabulary

TermDefinition
dominate Trait trsit observed in the first generation when parents that have different traits are bred
Heredity The passing of genetic traits from one parent to offspring
Recessive Trait a trait that is apparent only when two recessive alleles for the same charactersistic are inherited
gene a unit of heredity that is transferred from a parent to offspring and is held to determine some characteristic of the offspring.
phenotype the set of observable characteristics of an individual resulting from the interaction of its genotype with the environment
allele allele one of two or more alternative forms of a gene that arise by mutation and are found at the same place on a chromosome one of two or more alternative forms of a gene that arise by mutation and are found at the same place on a chromosome.
haploid ) having a single set of unpaired chromosomes
meiosis a type of cell division that results in four daughter cells each with half the number of chromosomes of the parent cell, as in the production of gametes and plant spores.
probability the extent to which something is probable; the likelihood of something happening or being the case.
genotype the genetic constitution of an individual organism. the genetic constitution of an individual organism.
diploid (of a cell or nucleus) containing two complete sets of chromosomes, one from each parent.
homologous having the same relation, relative position, or structure, in particular
Created by: Amayia