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Gregor Mendel's Work

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Heredity
The passing of physical characteristics from parents to offspring
Trait
A characteristic of an organism
Purebred
An organism which previous generations posses the same trait
Gene
The factors that control a trait
Allele
The different form(s) of a gene
Hybrid
An organism with two different alleles for a trait
Dominant Allele
An allele whose trait always shows up in the organism when the allele is present
Recessive Allele
An allele that is masked when a dominant allele is present