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Genetics flash cards

Genetics vocabulary terms

QuestionAnswer
Blending or Incomplete Dominance Combination of genes in which a mixture of both traits is shown
Chromosome Threadlike structures in the nucleus that control heredity
Controlled Breeding Mating organisms to produce offspring with certain traits
DNA Chemical contained in chromosomes
Dominant gene Stronger gene that always shows itself
Gene splicing Moving a section of DNA from the genes of one organism to the genes of another organism
Genes Parts of a chromosome that control inherited traits
Genetic Engineering Methods used to produce new forms of DNA
Genetics The study of heredity
Heredity Passing of traits from parents to offspring
Hybrid Having two unlike genes
Hybridization Mating two different kinds of organisms
Inbreeding Mating closely related organisms
Inherited Diseases Disease caused by an inherited gene
Inherited Traits Traits that are passed from parent to offspring
Mass Selection Crossing plants with desirable traits
Punnett Square Chart that shows possible gene combinations
Pure Having two like genes
Recessive Gene Weaker gene that is hidden when the dominant gene is present
Replication Process by which DNA is duplicated
Sex Linked Traits Traits that are controlled by the sex chromosomes
Trait Characteristics
Created by: mrsstrouse