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Genetics and DNA

TermDefinition
asexual formed by, characterized by, or being a process of reproduction (as the dividing of one cell into two cells) that does not involve the combining of male and female germ cells
alleles any of the alternative forms of a gene that may occur at a given locus
heredity the passing on of characteristics (as the color of the eyes or hair) from parents to offspring
reproduction the process by which living things produce offspring
recessive trait less common trait
dominant trait most prominent/ common trait
genotype all or part of the genetic constitution of an individual or group
phenotype the observable properties of an organism that are produced by the interaction of the genotype and the environment
Meiosis the celluar process that results in the number of chromosomes in gamete-produsing cells being reduced to one half.
gene a unit of DNA that controls traits from each parent.
DNA Large organic molecule that controls genes.
chromosome one of the thin rod shaped or three ad like structures of a cell nucleus that divides genes.
Mitosis a process of cell division in which two new nuclei are formed each containing the original number of chromosomes
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