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Genetics

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Another word for heterozygous, one dominant and one recessive allele Hybrid
Another word for homozygous, both dominant or recessive alleles Purebred
The passing of physical characteristics from parent to offspring Heredity
A quality or characteristic Trait
Two parent's child or creation Offspring
A segment of DNA that controls a trait Gene
The different forms of a gene (ex for eye color gene, allele would be brown eyes) Alleles
The scientific study of heredity Genetics
An allele that is hidden whenever the dominant allele is present Recessive Allele
One whose trait always shows up in the organism when the allele is present Dominant Allele
An organism who has two identical alleles for a trait Homozygous
An organism who has two different alleles for a trait Heterozygous
An organism's genetic makeup, or allele combinations Genotype
An organism's physical appearance or visible traits Phenotype
An abnormal condition that a person inherits through genes or chromosomes Genetic Disorder
A person who has one recessive allele for a trait but does not have the trait Carrier
An organism that is genetically identical to the organism from which it was produced Clone
The transfer of a gene from the DNA of one organism into another organism in order to produce an organism with desired traits Genetic Engineering
A chart that shows all possible combinations of alleles that can result from a genetic cross Punnett Square
The process where reproductive (sex) cells are formed: Meiosis
Is the process in the cell cycle by which the chromosomes in the cell nucleus are separated into two identical sets of chromosomes Mitosis
Created by: amanning