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A bundle of DNA containing many genes. Humans have 23 pairs.
A piece of DNA that holds the information to make a protein.
A certain form of a gene. For example, the gene for eye color could have a brown allele (B) or a blue allele (b).
An allele which, if present, overpowers the recessive allele and controls the phenotype. Represented by capital letters.
An allele which is only shown in the phenotype if no dominant allele is present.
Having two of the same alleles for a particular gene. For example AA or aa.
Having two different alleles for a particular gene. For example Aa.
A descriptions of an individuals alleles for a gene or set of genes. Represented by letters such as AA, Aa, aa.
The actual physical trait controlled by a gene
A physical feature or characteristic of an organism controlled by a gene or genes.
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