The passing of traits from parents to offspring
A characteristic that an organism can pass on to its offspring through its genes.
The scientific study of heredity.
the process in which an egg cell and a sperm cell join to form a new organism.
The offspring of many generations that have the same traits.
The set of information that controls a trait; a segment of DNA on a chromosome that codes for a specific trait.
The different forms of a gene.
An allele whose trait always shows up in the organism when the allele is present.
An organism that has two different alleles for a trait; an organism that is heterozygous for a particular trait.
A number that describes how likely it is that an event will occur.
A chart that shows all the possible combinations of alleles that can result from a genetic cross.
An organism's physical appearance, or visible traits.
An organism's genetic makeup, or allele combinations.
Having two identical alleles for a trait.
Having two different alleles for a trait.
An allele that is masked when a dominant allele is present.