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Science Chapter 5

quiz vocab for studying

TermDefinition
What does heredity mean passing of traits from parent to offspring
what are alleles? the different forms of a trait that a gene may have
What does genetics mean the study of how traits are inherited through the interactions of alleles
What is a hybrid? a plant that receives different genetic information for a trait from each parent
What does dominant mean? factor that dominates, or covers up, another factor
what does recessive mean? factor that disappears if a dominant trait is present
what is a Punnet Square? a tool used to "predict" the number of times certain traits will occur
what is a genotype? "genetic" ,makeup of an organism
What is a phenotype? the way an organism looks and behaves as a result of its genotype
what does Homozygous mean an organism with two alleles that are the same trait
what does Heterozygous mean an organism that has two different alleles for a trait
what is Incomplete Dominance
what is Polygenic inheritance
what is a sex linked gene
what does genetic engineering mean?
what is a trait?
Created by: raptorgator87