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Genetic Vocab

TermDefinition
Genotype entire genetic makeup of a organism
Mitosis A process of cell division that form two new nucleus each which has the same amount of chromosomes
Meiosis A process in cell division during which the number of chromosomes decreases to half of the original number by two divisions of the nucleus with results in the production of sex cells
Recessive trait a trait that is apparent only when two recessive alleles for the same characteristics are inherited
chromosomes in a eukaryotic cell, one of the structures in the nucleus that are made up of Dn
Heredity the passing of genetic traits from parent to offspring
Gene one set of instructions for an inherited trait
sperm cell a male reproductive cell of animals and plants that can unite with an egg cell to form a new individual cell
egg cell a female reproductive cell of animals and plants that can unite with a sperm cell to form a new individual
reproduction of or relating to a kind of reproduction that does not involve the combining of male and female cells
asexual formed by, characterized by, or being a process of reproduction (as the dividing of one cell into two cells) that does not involve the combining of male and female germ cells
Phenotype an organismĀ“s appearance or other detectable characteristic
Alleles one of the alternate forms of a gene that governs a characteristics such as hair and color
Dominant trait the trait observed in the first generation when different parents that have different trai breeds
DNA A molecule thatĀ“s present in all living things and cells and contains the info that determines the traits that a living thing inherits
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