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Unit 5

Heredity the passing of genetic material from parent to offspring
Gene one set of instructions for and inherited trait
Allele one if the alternative forms of genes that governs character differences, such as hair color
Genotype the entire genetic makeup of an organism:also a combination of genes of one or more specific genes
Phenotype a test model of a product
Dominant In genetics, describes an allele that is fully expressed whenever the allele is present in an individual
Recessive describes and allele that will be masked unless the organism is homozygous for the trait
Incomplete dominance a condition in which two alleles are expressed such that the phenotype of a heterozygous individual is an intermediate of the of the phenotypes of two homozygous parents
Codominance a condition in which two alleles are expresses such that the phenotype of a heterozygous individual is a combination of phenotypes of the two homozygous parents
Punnett square a graphic used to predict the results of a genetic cross
Probability the likly hood that a possible future event will occur in any given instance
Ratio a comparison of two numbers using division
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