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Ms T's Heredity

Genetics

TermDefinition
heredity the passing of traits from parents to offspring
trait a feature such as blue eyes, curly hair
inherit to receive genetic information from a parent
acquired something you learn to do
gene part of the cell that carries heredity information
genotype the genetic code, RR or Rr
phenotype the physical appearance, curly hair
dominant trait(capital letters) the characteristic that will be displayed RR or Rr
recessive trait(Lower case letters) a trait that will not be visible unless it is the only trait present, rr
DNA genetic information stored in the cell's nucleus
allele all the forms of a gene for any given trait
chromosome a threadlike structure in the nucleus, made up of DNA
instinct something you do that you are born with
learned behavior something you do that you learn
Created by: tristine