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braswell, genetics, cousins middle school

TermDefinition
Gregor Mendel Austrian Monk who is called "the father of modern genetics" worked with pea plants
heredity passing of traits from parents to offspring
dominant trait allele that 'takes over' or dominants the others. Written using a BIG LETTER
recessive trait allele that is 'covered up' but the dominant trait. Only shows up if two are together. Written using small letters
genotype what is in the genes (DNA) for a trait
phenotype what you actually look like
genetics the study of heredity
genes specific area on chromosomes (which are parts of DNA) that code for specific traits
allele the choices for a trait. For example in eye color the choices are blue, brown, gray, green
trait A characteristic of a living thing
purebred (homozygous) having two of the same alleles for a trait
hybrid (heterozygous (having two different alleles for a trait )
Created by: fivefootgoddess