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Genetics/Inherited Traits

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Characteristics
quality of an organism
DNA
materials in life forms that transfers genetic characteristics
Inherited traits
physical characteristics that are observable and passed down from parents (i.e., eye color, dimples, rolling tongue)
Likeness
similarity
Organism
individual living system
Traits
distinguishing characteristics
Learned Behavior
behavior that is learned through one's environment (example: playing soccer, riding a bike, reading)
Inherited Instinct
born with the knowledge of activity common to its species. (Example: bird flying, bears hibernating, dogs digging)
Recessive Gene
weaker gene that does not produce a characteristic unless two are present.
Dominant
a stronger gene that only needs one to produce a characteristic.