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Genetics

TermDefinition
Staple Food a basic or necessary food item
Endosperm nourishment that surrounds the germ (embryo) of a seed
Carbohydrate A complex sugar. They provide energy when digested
Trait a physical or behavioral characteristic of an individual that can be passed down to the next generation
Insecticide a substance used to kill insects
Genetics the science of how characteristics are passed down from one generation to the next
Grain usually a type of grass grown for its edible seeds. Also used to describe the seed of grain plants, as in rice grain
Cereal the edible seed of a grass plant; a grain
Husk the tough outer layer on a seed
Bran the skin of a grain
Germ (embryo) the part of the seed from which a new plant grows
Variation The differences among individuals of a group
Sample A piece or part taken from the whole group, whose properties are studied to gain information about the whole group
Starch A tasteless, odorless carbohydrate found in foods
Photosynthesis A process in which green plants use energy from sunlight along with carbon dioxide and water to make their own food(sugar) and oxygen
Created by: CuteKitty2134