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8th Grade Life Science

The passing of genetic material from parents to offspring is called ________________? heredity
The first major experiments investigating heredity were performed by whom? Gregor Mendel (aka Father of Genetics)
A feature or quality belonging to a living thing that can be used to identify it. characteristic
The specific feature an individual inherits from their parent(s). trait
When an living organism has a trait that is expressed or seen in its body. dominant trait
When an living organism is a carry of a trait that is not seen or used in its body. recessive trait
Segments of DNA found in chromosomes that give instructions for producing a certain characteristic. Genes
The different versions of a gene are also know as ________? alleles
The combination of alleles (DNA) you inherit from each parent makes up your _______________? genotype
The observable traits you can see due to the gene codes inherited. phenotype