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RMS Genetics

7th grade Life Science

Deoxyribonucleic acid; the genetic material of all organisms DNA
A type of nucleic acid that carries codes for making proteins from the nucleus to the ribosome RNA
Any permanent change in a gene or chromosome of a cell; may be beneficial, harmful or have little effect to the organism Mutation
The different forms of trait that a gene might have Allele
Receive different information, or different alleles for a trait from each parent. The cross between two individuals Hybrid
A factor that dominates and masks the recessive trait Dominant Recessive
Letters that form a code, that stand for the genetic makeup of an organism Genotype
The way an organism looks or behaves as a result of the genetic make up Phenotype
An organism with two alleles that are the same Homozygous
An organism that has two different alleles for a trait Heterozygous
A tool used to predict the results/ probability of genetics Punnett Square
The study of how traits are inherited through the interactions of alleles Genetics
Biological and chemical methods to change the arrangement of DNA to improve some function Genetic Engineering
Austrian monk Gregor Mendel, 1856 Father of Genetics
Who was the father of Genetics? Gregor Mendel
Mendel studied over 30,000 this type of plant to determine the probability of genetics? Pea plants
The passing of traits from parent to offspring Heredity
GG, Gg, gg Genotype
Brown hair, blue eyes, hitch hikers thumb Phenotype
Created by: rbolton684