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the passing of traits from parents to offspring
The scientific study of heredity
specific characteristic that varies from one individual to another
one of a number of different forms of a gene
the offspring of many generations that have the same traits
offspring of crosses between parents with different traits
trait that will show up in an organism's phenotype if gene is present
The inherited characteristic often masked by the dominant characteristic and not seen in an organism.
having two identical alleles for a trait
genetic makeup of an organism
an organism in which two alleles for a particular trait are not identical
physical characteristics of an organism
a chart that shows all the possible combinations of alleles that can result from a genetic cross
sex linked gene
gene located on the X or Y chromosome
presence of more than two alleles for a genetic trait
a diagram that shows the occurrence of a genetic trait in several generations of a family
change in a DNA sequence that affects genetic information