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Reproduction ECOT 8

vocabulary practice

allele an alternate form that a gene may have for a single trait; can be dominant or recessive
asexual reproduction a type of reproduction involving only one parent that produces genetically identical offspring by budding or by the division of a single cell or the entire organism into two or more parts
behavioral trait learned traits (shy, friendly)
budding form of asexual reproduction in which a new, genetically-identical organism forms on the side of its parent
clone an organism that is genetically identical to the organism from which it was produced
dominant an allele whose trait always shows up in the organism when the allele is present
fission a nuclear reaction in which a massive nucleus splits into smaller nuclei with the simultaneous release of energy
genes The basic unit of heredity; genes carry all the characteristics that will transfer from parent to child.
heterozygous term used to refer to an organism that has two different alleles for the same trait
homozygous term used to refer to an organism that has two identical alleles for a particular trait
offspring Product of reproduction, a new organism produced by one or more parents
physical trait describes a person's looks
punnett square A chart that shows all the possible combinations of alleles that can result from a genetic cross
recessive is hidden whenever the dominant allele is present
regeneration the ability to regrow a missing part of the body
reproduction the process of producing offspring
sexual reproduction A reproductive process that involves two parents that combine their genetic material to produce a new organism, which differs from both parents.
traits a characteristic that an organism can pass on to its offspring through its genes
Created by: amyshirey