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5th grade - Genetics

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learned trait
a characteristic gained by experience.
inherited trait
a characteristic that is passed on to offspring from a parent
offspring
the young of a person, animal, or plant
parent
a plant or animal that produces offspring
genes
tiny part of DNA passed on to offspring and affects inherited traits
organism
a living thing
population
a group of one or more organisms living in a particular habitat
trait
a special characteristic that makes you different from others.
dominant trait
a trait that always shows over others
recessive trait
a trait that is masked by a dominant trait and is not shown unless an offspring receives only recessive genes
natural selection
a form of evolution that allows animals/plants to adapt to their environment to be able to survive
classify
to be placed in groups according to characteristics

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