UCPS 5th Grade Genetics Vocabulary
Terms in this set (16)
A characteristic that an organism can pass on to its offspring through its genes.
Characteristics of an organism gained during its lifetime, not determined genetically and therefore not transmitted to the offspring
a characteristic that is passed down from parent to offspring
instructions for making a living thing that are in cells and pass from parents to offspring
The process in which genetic material is passed from parents to their offspring.
two people who are born at the same time from the same mother, began as the same cell, and has the same genes
coming from the same family or group of living things
a group of living things that are more closely related to one another than to any other living things
Passing of traits from parents to offspring
different from everything else
differences in living things
Scientific study of heredity
A gene that is expressed in the offspring whenever it is present
Gene that is hidden when the dominant gene is present
A group of individuals that belong to the same species and live in the same area
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