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Genetics Vocabulary

Mrs. Lee's Class

Dominant Stronger of the two genes represented by a capital letter
Recessive gene that shows up less often represented by a lower case letter
Genotype actual gene combination for a trait (e.g. RR, Rr, rr)
Phenotype what you can see from looking at something ( e.g. red, white)
Heterozygous Different genes ( Dominant + Recessive)
Homozygous Genes are the same (Dominant + Dominant) (Recessive + Recessive)
Heredity The passing of traits from parents to offspring
Dominant Traits Observed when offspring have either one or two dominant factors
Recessive Traits Observed only when two recessive genetic factors are present in offspring
Gene A section of DNA on a chromosome that has a genetic info for one trait
Allele A different form of gene
Probability The likelihood that a posible future event will occur in any given instance
Purebred Genes are the same for each trait
Hybrid Genes are different for that trait
Created by: abreimer119