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Heredity

Passing of traits from parent to offspring
-ex. eye color

Alleles

Different forms of a trait that a gene may have
-1 allele in each sex cell

Genetics

Study of how traits are inherited through the interactions of alleles

Hybrids

Received different genetic info, or different alleles, for a trait form each parent

Purebred

An organism that always produces the same traits generation after generation

Dominant

A trait that can "cover up" other traits in the pair
-symbol with a capital letter
-ex. G

Recessive

A trait that seems to "hide" behind dominant traits
-symbol with a lower case letter
-ex. g

Genotype

Genetic makeup of an organism
-A DOMINANT trait is represented by an capital letter
ex. Green pea = G
-A RECESSIVE trait is represented by a lower-case letter
ex. Yellow pea = g

Phenotype

Physical expression of the genes
-ex. height

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