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Science Terms

Chemistry and Genetics

DNA Deoxyribonucleic acid
Gene a offspring that runs in the family and is normally given to you by your parents
Heredity the passing of traits from one person in the family to another person
Chromosome a thread like structure that is found in the nucleus of most living things
Double Helix a pair of parallel helices that make up the structure of DNA; a,t c,g
Genotype a reference to single traits, sets of traits, or a whole complex of traits
Phenotype the reaction and appearance from the genotypes offspring
Trait a notable feature or quality in a person passed on from their parents
Dominant the upper case allele from the parent that is used more effectively towards the children they have
Recessive the lower case allele from the parent that is not used as effectively towards the children they have
Created by: jerryfinney