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Genetics/DNA Vocabulary

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Genetics
the study of gene structure and action and the pattern of inheritance of traits from parent to offspring
Traits
characteristics of an organism that pass from generation to generation
Homozygous
An individual which contains one allele for a genetic trait
Heterozygous
An individual which contains different alleles for a genetic trait
Monohybrid Crosses
Crosses that examine the inheritance of only one specific trait
Dihybrid Crosses
Crosses that examine the inheritance of two different traits