Fuggi Genetics vocabulary

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heterozygous

An organism with different alleles for one trait

purebred

Offspring of multiple generations that have the same trait

homozygous

An organism with identical alleles for one trait

alleles

Different forms of the same gene

trait

Every different form of a characteristic

recessive allele

One whose trait is always hidden when the dominant allele is present

phenotype

The physical appearance of an organism

fertilization

The process by which a new organism is created by joining of a sperm and an egg

genetics

The science of studying heredity

heredity

The passing of physical characteristics from parents to offspring

genotype

The genetic letter code of an organism

dominant allele

One whose trait always shows up in the organism when the allele is present

gene

The factor that controls a trait

hybrid

An organism that has two different alleles for the same trait

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