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Heredity Unit Gr 8

Who conducted an experiment on the heredity of (pea) plants (in the 1800s) by using tall and short plants. Gregor Mendel (Austrian monk)
What are traits in the DNA that are seen or expressed easily? Phenotype
What are ALL traits in the DNA; includes phenotype thraits and those NOT seen? Genotype
What is it when a trait is expressed in the phenotype, even if only one copy is present (Xx)? Dominant Allele (X) Ex. Brown eye color
What is it when a trait is expressed in the phenotype only if two copies of it are present in the chromosome (xx)? Recessive Allele (x) Ex. Blue eye color
What shows the possible outcomes for inherited traits? Punnet Squares
Each square of this shows a different allele or trait. Punnet Squares
A chance that a specific outcome will occur compared with the total number of possible outcomes. Probability
Created by: Michayla