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Genetics Vocabulary

TermDefinition
homozygous 2 dominant or 2 recessive genes
heterozygous one dominant and one recessive gene
hybrid one dominant and one recessive gene (heterozygous)
purebred 2 dominant or 2 recessive genes (homozygous)
genotype the 2 letter code that represents the genes
phenotype the physical appearance of an organism, what you can see
inherited traits that are passed from parents to offspring
acquired traits that are totally influenced by the environment
variation small differences in a trait
allele alternate forms of a gene
dominant the stronger form of a trait, can mask a recessive trait
recessive a trait that can be hidden or masked by a dominant trait
traits characteristics
Created by: tagalvin