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Genetics Scientific study of heredity
Fertilization Process in cell reproduction in which male and female reproductive cells join to form a new cell
Trait Specific characteristic of an individual
True breeding (pure)
Hybrid Offspring of crosses between parents with different traits
Segregration Separation of alleles during gamete formation
Independent Assortment One of Mendel's principles that states that genes for different traits can segregate independently during the formation of gametes
Gametes Sex cell
Homozygous Having two identical alleles for a particular gene
Heterozygous Having two different alleles for a particular gene
Phenotype Physical characteristics of an organism
Genotype Genetic makeup of an organism
Allele One of a number of different forms of a gene
Incomplete Dominance Situation in which one allele is not completely doinant over another allele
Codoninance Situation in which the phenotypes produced by both alleles are completely expressed
Punnett Square Diagram that can be used to predict the genotype and phenotype combinations of a genetic cross
Multiple Allele Trait A gene that has more than two alleles
Polygenic Trait Trait controlled by two or more genes
X-linked Trait
Autosome Chromosomes that is not a sex chromosome; also called autosomal chromosomes
Created by: RoleyPoleyBoley