7th grade Heredity

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heredity

the passing on of traits from parents to offspring

dominant trait

trait that masks another trait

recessive trait

trait that is masked by another trait

gene

the instructions for an inherited gene

allele

different forms of a gene

phenotype

an organism's appearance

genotype

an organism's inherited alleles

probability

the mathematical chance something will happen

pedigree

diagram that traces a trait through several generations

sex chromosomes

carry genes that determine gener

meiosis

produces sex cells

homologous chromosomes

chromosomes that carry the same sets of genes

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