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 allele that is masked when a dominant allele is present
an organism that has two different alleles for a 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
a condition in which neither of two alleles of a gene is dominant or recessive
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