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Heredity

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Genetics
the study of heredity and the variation of inherited characteristics.
Heredity
the passing on of a physical or mental characteristic genetically from one generation to another.
DNA
material in life forms that transfers genetic characteristics from parents to offspring.
Characteristic
qualities of an organism
Traits
distinguishing characteristics
Off Spring
the young of a person, animal, or plant
Inherited Characteristics/Traits
passed to offspring from parents; determined before birth. Examples in humans include eye color, hair color, and skin color. Plants inherit flower color, seed shape, leaf pattern, and leaf shape. Animals inherit fur color, fur length, pattern, and ear shape.
Behaviors
the way an organism acts in its environment
Instincts
behaviors that are inborn and do not require teaching, such as breathing, hibernating, and migrating.
Learned Behaviors
actions carried out by an animal or human based on experience.