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Genetic Vocabulary 1

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 of an organism 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
The trait that always shows up in the organism; it hides the recessive trait 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
Created by: swines2