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Genetics

Vocabulary

TermDefinition
heredity the passing of traits from parent to offspring
allele different forms of a trait that a gene may have
genetics the study of how traits are inherited through the interactions of allele
hybrid they receive different genetic information, or different alleles, for a trait from each parent
dominate it dominated, or covered up, the short form
recessive the form that disappeared
Punnet Squares tool used to predict the passing of traits in genetics
genotype genetic makeup of an organism
phenotype the way an organism looks or behaves as a result of its genotype
homozygous organism with two alleles that are the SAME heterozygous
heterozygous organism that has two DIFFERENT alleles for a trait
chromosome structure in a cells nucleus that contains hereditary material (DNA)
DNA deoxyribonucleic acid; the genetic material of all organism;made up of two twisted strands of sugar-phosphate molecules and nitrogen bases
Created by: condon.rori