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Genetics

genetics

TermDefinition
genetics The study of genes determine how we look, act, physical, and personality.
heredity The passing of traits from parent to off spring.
characteristics A feature that has different forms.
traits A form of characteristics.
dominant traits Masks the other trait,the trait that shows up when present. represented by a capital letter.
resecive traits the trait that receedes or hides; the recessive trait shows only if both alleles are present. represented by a lower case letter.
ratio ?
genes a unit of heredity which is transferred from a parent to offspring and is held to determine some characteristic of the offspring.
allele one of two or more alternative forms of a gene that arise by mutation and are found at the same place on a chromosome.
phenotype the set of observable characteristics of an individual resulting from the interaction of its genotype with the environment.
genotype the genetic constitution of an individual organism.
homozygous having two identical alleles of a particular gene or genes
heterozygous having two different alleles of a particular gene or genes
punnet square a grid that shows the different possible out comes of offspring based on the parents' genes
probability the likelihood of something happening
gregor mendel A scientist who discovered genes and heredity through peas.
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