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Genetics

Review terms for genetics

QuestionAnswer
what is a gene segments of DNA found in a chromosome that give instructions for producing a certain characteristic
Different versions of a gene are known as alleles
Genotype the combination of alleles that you inherited from your parents
Your observable traits Phenotype
Dominant allele Determines the phenotype if one or both copies of the allele are present
Recessive determines phenotype only when two copies of the allele are preseent
The passing of genetic material from parents to offspring Heredity
Incomplete Dominance each allele in a heterozygous individual influences the phenotype
Codominance Both of the alleles in a heterozygous individual contribute to the phenotype.
Heterozygous having both the dominant and recessive copies of the allele
Homozygous having two copies of either the dominant or recessive copies of an allele
Hh this allele is heterozygous
HH, hh this allele is homozygous
Created by: Greenk