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Adaptive Radiation production of several species from one ancestral species.
allele an alternate from that a gene may have for a single trait;can be dominate or recessive.
dominant describe a trait that covers over, or dominates, another form of that trait.
evolution change in the genetics of a species over time.
extinction occurs when the last member of a species dies; causes a loss of diversity among living things.
gene segment of DNA on a chromosome.
genetics study of heredity
genotype genes that an organism has its genetic makeup
mutation process that changes DNA to form new alleles
natural selection process by which organisms that are suited to a particular environment are better able to survive and reproduce than organisms that are not.
phenotype the set of observable characteristics of an individual resulting from the interaction of its genotype with the environment.
punnett square tool used to predict the probability of certain traits in offspring that shows the different ways alleles can combine.
recessive describes a traits that is covered over, or dominated, by another form of that traits.
traits feature that an organisms inherits from its parents, such as eye color, that is coded for by DNA.
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