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Genetics & DNA

Allele An alternate form that a gene may have for a single trait; can be DOMINATE or recessive.
Dominate Describes a trait that covers over, or dominates, another form of that trait.
Genetics The study of how traits are inherited through the actions of alleles.
Genotype The genetics makeup of an organism.
Heredity The passing of traits from parent to offspring.
Heterozygous Describes an organism with two different alleles for a trait.
Homozygous Describes an organism with two alleles that are the same trait.
Hybrid Offspring that was given different genetic information for a trait from each parent.
Phenotype Outward physical appearance and behavior of an organism as a result of its genotype.
Punnett Square Tool used to predict the prbability of certain traits in offspring that shows the different ways alleles can combine.
Recessive Describes a trait that is covered over, or dominated, by another form of that trait snd seems to disappears.
Created by: Jordan_Pentland