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Genetic Vocabulary

TermDefinition
DNA Carries all the genetic information of a living creature.
Gene Pieces of DNA that hold information to build one type of protein.
Chromosome Strands of DNA that are coiled up.
Mutation A change in the sequence of DNA that results in a different Protein than originally coded for.
Genetic Relating to genes or heredity.
Protein The chain of amino acids that is produced during the replication of DNA.
mRNA The copy of DNA.
Inherit To derive genetically from one’s parents.
Genotype The set of genes responsible for a specific trait
Phenotype The physical characteristic that is a result of a given genotype.
Created by: rayannahunter