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Bio CH 26 Inherit

Inheritance Punnett Square

genotype complete heritable genetic identity; DNA sequence
phenotype description of physical characteristics; observable characteristics or traits
inherit to receive from a parent or ancestor by genetic transmission
inheritance reception of genetic qualities
chromosome cell parts with information that determines what traits a living thing will have
trait a feature that an organism has
gamete a mature male or female germ cell
Punnett square a way to show which genes can combine when an egg and sperm join
genetics the study of how traits are passed from parents to offspring
gene a small section of a chromosome that determines a specific trait of an organism
dominant genes those that keep other genes from showing their traits when dominant genes are present
recessive genes those that do not show their trait when dominant genes are present.
pure dominant an organism with two dominant genes for a trait
pure recessive an organism with two recessive genes for a trait
heterozygous an individual with a dominant and recessive gene for a trait
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