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Mendelian Genetics

Mendel Genetics scientist who studied the genetics of pea plants.
Heredity When parents pass their genes onto their children.
Trait a distinguishing feature of your personal nature
Dominant traits dark hair, farsightedness, brown eyes, normal vision
Recessive traits light, blonde or red hair, nearsightedness, grey, green, hazel, or blue eyes
punnet square a diagram that is used to predict an outcome of traits
Inherited trait an example is eye color
Genotype the set of genes carried by the organism
Phenotype the physical expression of the genes
Physical traits characteristics of one's physical makeup
Behavioral traits characteristics of the way one acts
heterozygous having two different alleles for a trait
homozygous having two of the same allele for a trait
Scientists describe the set of genetic information for each form as an _______. allele
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