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Genetics

TermDefinition
Gene Unit of heredity
Gene Expression process by which information from a gene is used in the expression of a trait
Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) molecule that contains the genetic instructions for all living organisms
Alleles a variation of a gene (ex. different eye colors)
Dominant Allele it masks the effects of another allele and is designated by an uppercase letter. (H)
Recessive Allele its effects are hidden by a dominant allele and is designated by a lowercase letter (h)
Gregor Mendel Father of genetics. Is most famous for his research on genetics using pea plants.
Pedigree the record of descent or recorded ancestry
Punnett Square diagram that is used to predict an outcome of a particular cross or breeding experiment
Genotype combination of genes an individual inherits (letters)
Phenotype the physical appearance associated with a genotype (looks)
Homozygous individual has the same two alleles for a gene (HH or hh)
Heterozygous individual has two different alleles for a gene (Hh)
Created by: bmschroeder