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TRMS 7 SC Genetics

Genetics

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What do you call the physical characteristics that are studied in genetics called? Traits
Factors that control traits are known as _________. Genes
What do you call the different forms of genes? Alleles
What do you call the physical appearance or expression of a genetic trait? Phenotype
If you are talking about and organism's genetic makeup what word would you use? Genotype
If you call something a hybrid what alleles does it have? It has one dominant and one recessive allele.
What do you call the structures that carry genes? Chromosomes
What is a Punnett square? It is a tool used to predict the results of a genetic cross.
What does heterozygous mean? It means that you have two different alleles for a trait.
What does homozygous mean? It means that you have two identical alleles for a trait.
The likelihood that a future event will occur is called _______. Probability
An allele that is covered up when a dominant allele is present is called _______? Recessive allele
The scientific study of heredity is called _______? Genetics
The passing of traits from parents to offspring is called _____? Heredity
Created by: Sharon_Jenkins