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Genetics Vocab

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Allele one of two or more alternative forms of a gene
DNA a molecule that carries the genetic instructions used in the growth, development, functioning and reproduction of all known living organisms
Dominant Allele an allele that is always expressed when present
Gene a unit of heredity that is transferred from a parent to offspring and is held to determine some characteristic of the offspring
Genotype the genetic constitution of an individual organism
Heterozygous having two alleles that are different
Homozygous having two alleles that are the same
Hybrid the offspring of genetically different parents
Inheritance the passage of genetic material from parents to offspring
Phenotype the physical appearance of an organism
Punnett Square a diagram that shows the possible offspring of two parents
Recessive Allele an allele that id not expressed when the dominant allele is present
Trait a characteristic of an organism
Created by: jmccarth