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Mr.Blooms ch 5 vocab

Heredity the passing of traits from parent to offspring
Alleles different forms of a trait that a gene may have
Genetics the study of how traits are inherited through the ineractions of alleles
Hybrid a new organism that recieves different genetic information or different alleles for a trait from each parent
Dominant describes a trait that covers over, or dominates another form of that trait
Recessive describes a trait that is covered over or dominated by another form of that trait and seems to disappear
Punnett Square a tool used to predict the results of Mendelian genetics
Genotype genetic makeup of an organism
Phenotype the way an organism looks and behaves as a result of its genotype
Homozygous an organism with two alleles that are the same
Heterozygous an organism that has two different alleles for a trait
Incomplete Dominance when the offspring of two homozygous parents show an intermediate phenotype
Polygenic Inheritance when a group of gene pairs acts together to produce a trait
Sex-Linked Gene an allele inherited on a sex chromosome
Genetic Engineering experimenting with biological and chemical methods to change the arrangement of DNA that makes up a gene
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