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Ch. 6 Modern Genetic

modern genetics

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Mulitiple alleles three or more forms of a gene that code for a single trait
Sex chromosomes they carry genes that determone whether a person is male or female. They also carry genes that deteremine other traits.
Male sex chromosome Y
Female sex chromosome X
Male XY
Female XX
Sex-linked genes genes found on the X and Y chromosomes
Carrier a person who has one recessive allele for a trait and on dominant allele. they do not have the trait
Genetic disorder an abnormal condition that a person inherits through genes or chromosomes
Pedigree a chart of "family tree" that tracks which members of a family have a particular trait
Karyotype a picture of all the chromosomes in a cell
Selective breeding the process of selecting organisms with desired traits to be parnets of the next generation
Inbreeding involves crossing two individuals that have identical or similar sets of alleles
Hybridization a selective bredding method in which two genetically different individuals are crossed
Clone an organism that is genetically identical to the organism from which it was produced
Genetic engineering the transfer of a gene from the DNA of one organism into another organism in order to produce an organism with desired traits
Gene therapy the insertion of working copies of a gene into the cells of a person with a genetic disorder in an attempt to correct the disodrer
Genome is all the DNA in one cell of an organim
What are three methods for developing organisms with desirable traits? selective breeding, cloning, and genetic engineering
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