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Bio vocab


Heredity set of characteristics an organism receives from its parents
Genetics study of heredity
Hybrid the offspring of two plants or animals of different species or varieties
Trait a characteristic passed from parent to offspring
Gene a unit of heredity that is transferred from a parent to offspring and is held to determine some characteristic of the offspring.
Alleles one of two or more alternative forms of a gene that arise by mutation and are found at the same place on a chromosome.
Dominant masks the effects of another allele; designated by an uppercase letter
Recessive effects are hidden by a dominant allele; designated by a lowercase letter
Phenotype physical trait
Genotype the genetic constitution of an individual organism.
Homozygous two same alleles for a gene
Heterozygous two different alleles for a gene
Segregation the separation of pairs of alleles at meiosis and their independent transmission via separate gametes.
Independent Assortment formation of random combinations of chromosomes in meiosis and of genes on different pairs of homologous chromosomes
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