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Genetics

8th Grade Science

TermDefinition
Heterozygous Having two different versions of a gene for a specific trait
Trait A characteristic that an organism can pass on to its offspring through its genes
Genotype The genes that you have
Recessive A gene for a nonworking protein – thus showing another trait
Meiosis The process that makes sex cells
Phenotype Traits that your genes show
Homozygous Having two of the same versions of a gene for a specific trait
Alleles All the possible versions of a gene for a specific trait
Dominant A gene for a working protein – always expressed (shown)
Gene section of DNA that is a blueprint for protein
Created by: 21fitzpp
 

 



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