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Heredity

TermDefinition
Self-Pollinating plant A plant that contains both male and female reproductive structures
Heredity The passing of traits from parents to offspring
Dominant The trait that appears or shows in an allele pair
Recessive The trait that seems to hide or recede into the background in an allele pair
True-Breeding plant A plant that when it self-pollinates, will always produce offspring with the same trait that the parent plant has
Genotype The inherited combination of alleles of an offspring from the parents
Phenotype The offspring’s physical appearance as determined by their alleles for a trait
Probability The mathematical chance that an event will occur
Cross-pollination The anthers of one plant are removed so that it cannot self-pollinate, and pollen from another plant is used to fertilize the plant
Genes A set of instructions, one donated from each parent to the offspring
Alleles The two forms of a gene
Punnett Square Used to visualize all the possible combinations of alleles from parents to offspring
Heterozygous Means the same as hybrid, or Hh
Homozygous Means the same as purebred, or PP, pp
Gregor Mendel The father of the field of genetics
Created by: pdobias