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Genetics 2

Cross-pollination The transfer of pollen on one plant to the female part of another plant.
Self-pollination The transfer of pollen on one plant to the female part of the same plant.
Expressed (to express) Shown (to show)
Cross To breed two different varieties of plants to produce offspring with a mixture of traits
True-breeding Organisms that always pass their traits on to the next generation
Hybrid: The offspring of the cross between parents with different traits
Chromosomes: Strands of genetic material inside the cell that contain information that codes for the traits of an organism
Gene The location on the chromosome that contains the instructions for a particular trait
Alleles Different forms of a gene
Dominant The allele that masks the expression of the recessive allele
Recessive The allele whose expression is masked by the dominant allele
Phenotype The physical characteristics of an organism
Genotype The genetic makeup of an organism
Homozygous An organism that has two identical alleles for a particular gene
Heterozygous An organism that has two different alleles for the same gene
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