Science Chp 5

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Genetics and Heredity

The passing of traits from parents to offspring



feature that have different forms in a population


When a plant fertilizes itself


a different form of a characteristic

Homologous chromosomes

chromosomes that carry the same set of genes

incomplete dominance

each allele has its own degree of influence


Instructions for an inherited trait

punnett square

a diagram that shows the possible combinations of gene pairs for a given trait


different forms of a gene that decides a characteristic


an organism's appearance

homozygous (BB or bb)

A plant with either two dominant or two recessive genes

heterozygous (Bb)

A plant with one dominant and one recessive gene

Cross pollination

when a plant pollinates another kind of plant


the mathematical chance that something will happen


formed from both inherited alleles

Pure Dominant:


Pure Recessive:




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