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5th science chapter9

chapter 9 science

TermDefinition
acquired traits traits that are gained from interaction with the environment, experience, or observing other animals
chromosome short thick coil of DNA
inherited trait traits that are present at birth and are passed from parents to offspring
DNA a molecule that is found in the nucleus of a cell and carries the genetic information of an organism
adaptation a characteristic or trait that helps an organism survive in its environment
selective breeding taking the best traits of an animal or plant in order to create more desirable traits in an offspring
gene a short strand of DNA that determines the traits of an organism
instinct behaviors that are inherited from parents without having to be taught that helps them survive
learned behavior an acquired trait that an organism can acquire by learning and remembering skills and information
heredity genetic transfer of characteristics from parents to offspring
Created by: trenicetaylor