A series of organic bases linked together that carry hereditary traits.
Two genes that, together, show a trait
The set number of chromosomes in an organism
Half the set number chromosomes in an organism
having two identical alleles for a trait
having two different alleles for a trait
Carry hereditary information and regulate cell function
Controls the function of the regulator genes. Two types: Operon, which causes function and Reperson, which ceases function.
Stages in Mitosis
Interphase, prophase, metaphase, anaphase, telophase,
Cell stops all metabolic function and prepares to divide
Nuclear membrane disappears and chromosomes appear. Chromosomes divide and produce sister chromatids. Spindle fibers form.
Sister chroma tides line up across the center of the cell
Sister chromatids separate into chromosomes and migrate to opposite sides of the cell.
Cytokinesis is completed. A new nucleus forms around the chromosomes and spindle fibers disappear. Plant cells form cell wall.
Differences between Animal and Plant Mitosis
~Centrioles not in plant cells
~Cell wall in plant cells, pinching of cytoplasm in animal cell ~Splitting of cell wall in plant cell
Differences between Mitosis and Meiosis
Mitosis: used for asexual reproduction/starts with diploid, ends with diploid.
Meiosis: used for sexual reproduction/starts with diploid, ends with haploid
The other name for Meiosis
Stages in Meiosis
Meiosis 1: Interphase, Prophase, Metaphase, Anaphase, Telophase
Meiosis 2: Prophase 2, Metaphase 2, Anaphase 2, Telophase 2
Diploid parent cell divides into two haploid daughter cells,but the new daughter cells are not identical to the parent cell
A. Each daughter cell produced in Meiosis 1 undergoes mitotic division.Each cell will produce two daughter cells each with a haploid number of chromosomes.
Sickle Cell Anemia
a genetic disorder that causes abnormal hemoglobin, resulting in some red blood cells assuming an abnormal sickle shape. Symptoms: Pain in joints, pain in abdomen, possible convulsion, and damage to liver, heart, or spleen.
a human genetic disorder caused by a recessive allele that should help in absorbing water; characterized by an excessive secretion of mucus and consequent vulnerability to infection; fatal if untreated (4% whites are carriers - most common lethal genetic disease)