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Heredity

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gene a section of a chromosome that carries the code for a particular trait
alleles alternate forms of a trait
genotype the specific combination of dominant and recessive genes in an organism’s DNA
phenotype the expression of the genotype in an organism’s appearance or body structure
Dominant Trait a trait that masks the expression of another trait
Recessive Trait one that is seen only if both parents give the allele for the trait
Punnett Square a model used to predict the possible combinations of inherited traits
inherited Traits traits that are expressed through genes and can be passed from parent to offspring
Acquired Traits characteristics that are gained from environmental influences, injuries, or practiced skills (learned) and are not inherited
Genetic Engineering manipulation of the genetic code of an organism to obtain a desired result
trait characteristic
Offspring the young created when organisms reproduce
Gregor Mendel the Father of Genetics; studied inherited traits of pea plants
Heredity The passing on of traits from one generation to the next
Genetics The scientific study of heredity and the variation of inherited traits
Created by: musicmads