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LS - Ch. 6 Heredity

Heredity Vocab.

heredity The passing of traits from parents to offspring.
genetics The study of inharentence.
phenotype The trait that the organisms actually shows.
dominant The stronger unit of genetic material.
genotype The gene combination that determines the phenotype.
genes A unit of genetic material that determines a trait.
recessive The weaker form of genetic material that determines a trait.
hybrid When a genotype is a combination of a dominant and a recessive gene.
incomplete dominance A condition that results when genes produce a trait somewhere in between the traits of parents.
pure genotype A genotype that is made up of two of the same charachteristic. An organism can be either pure-dominant (TT) or pure recessive (tt).
gene A unit of genetic material that detemines a trait.
trait A physical characteristic that one can see in an organism, phenotype.
genetics the study of inheritance (how traits are passed down generation to generation)
gamete In organisisms that reproduce sexually, it is a sex cell. It containes half the number of chromosomes as the other cells
Punnett Square a diagram that visually demonstrates what 4 offspring will result when two parents' genotype are combined.
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