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CH 3-1,3-2

Genetics

TermDefinition
heredity passing of physical characteristics from parents to offspring
trait each specific characteristic
genetics study of heredity
purebred offspring with similar traits produced over many generations
gene factor that controls traits
allele different forms of a gene
dominant allele strongest trait
recessive allele weakest trait
hybrid organism with two different alleles for a trait
probability number that describes how likely it is that an event will occur
Punnett square chart that shows possible combinations of alleles that could occur in the offspring
phenotype physical, visible traits
genotype genetic make up - the alleles
homozygous identical alleles - rr or RR
heterozygous two different alleles - Rr
purebred organism with two of the same alleles for a trait
Created by: neumeist
 

 



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