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BJU Ch 8

Life Science

Mutation A change in the genetic material of a cell
Lethal Mutation A mutation that causes death
Gene Mutation A change in the sequence of the nucleotids in a gene
Diploid Having one pair of each type of chromosome in an organism
Inbreeding A mating of closely related organisms
Somatic Mutation A mutation that occurs in the body cells
Germ Mutation A mutation in a gamete or gametforming cell
Genetic Engineering The use of special techniques to control the genetic makeup of an organism
Breed A group of organism that is purebred for certain characteristics
Chromosomal Change A change involving the number of chromosomes or the number or location of genes in a chromosome
Selective Breeding Choosing certain organisms with desirable traits to breed in the hope that their offspring also will have the desired traits
Crossbreeding Breeding animals from different varieties produce a breed with traits of both parents
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