Heredity-Traits

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Learned Behavior
behaviors that are developed through observation, practice and experience.
Heredity
The passing of traits from parent to offspring.
Trait
a distinguishing quality or characteristic.
Inherited trait
A trait that an offspring receives from its parents.
Acquired trait
a physical characteristic that is not inherited but may be an effect of the environment or other external factors.
Instincts
Inherited behavior that an animal is born with and does not have to learn.
Gene
a segment of DNA on chromosomes that contains chemical instructions the body uses to produce inherited traits.
Chromosome
an organized structure of DNA, RNA, and protein found in the nucleus of the cell.
Dominant trait
masks another form of the trait.
Recessive trait
is masked by the dominant form of the trait.
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