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Genetics Vocabulary

Basic Genetics Vocabulary

Gene A segment of DNA that codes for a protein.
Recessive Must inherit two alleles in order to express the trait.
Genotype Describes the genetic combination of alleles.
Dominant Only one allele is needed to express the trait.
Trait A physical property we can observe (eye color, skin color, etc)
Homozygous Both alleles are the same.
Phenotype Describes the physical appearance of the organism.
Heterozygous Each allele is different.
Chromosome Contains tens to thousands of genes.
Allele Alternate forms of a gene.
Created by: jafulle3