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Genetic Inheritance

Define gamete A cell containing a single set of chromosomes
Define Chromosome A long strand of DNA knitted together
Define Gene A section of DNA that codes for a characteristic
Define Allele A version of a gene
Define Dominant A dominant allele is always expressed
Define Recessive A recessive allele has its effects hidden by a dominant allele
Define Homozygous A pair of alleles that are the same
Define Heterozygous A pair of alleles that are different
Define Geneotype A pair of alleles for a gene
Define Phenotype Characteristics expressed by a geneotype
What is polydactyly A disease causing extra fingers or toes, carried on a dominant allele
What is cystic fibrosis A disorder of cell membranes, carried on a recessive allele
Created by: Egged