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Science: Genetics

Genetics Scientific study of heredity
Trait A specific characteristic that varies from one individual to another
Hybrid The offspring of crosses of different traits
Segregation A seperation or split
Gamete Sex Cells
Homozygous Organisms that have two identical alleles for a particular trait
Heterozygous Organisms that have two different alleles for the same trait
Phenotype Physical characteristics
Genotype Genetic Makeup
Independant assortment When alleles segregate independantly
Incomplete dominance When one allele is not completely dominant over another
Co-dominance When both alleles contribute to the phenotype
Multiple alleles Genes that have more than two alleles
Polygenic traits Traits controlled by two or more genes
Haploid Cells with only a single set of chromosomes "one set"
Diploid A cell that contains both sets of homologous chromosomes in a diploid cell
Meiosis Is a process of reduction division in which the number of chromosomes is cut in half through the separation of homologous chromosomes in a diploid cell
Tetrad When a chromosome pairs with its corresponding homologous chromosomes to form a tetrad
Created by: nfiori