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(biochemistry) a long linear polymer found in the nucleus of a cell and formed from nucleotides and shaped like a double helix
animal reproductive body consisting of an ovum or embryo together with nutritive and protective envelopes
Process by which the number of chromosomes per cell is cut in half through the seperation of homologous chromosomes in a diploid cell.
Term used to refer to a cell that contains only a single set of chromosmes and therfore only a single set of genes.
the biological process whereby genetic factors are transmitted from one generation to the next
the fine spores that contain male gametes and that are borne by an anther in a flowering plant
when sperm cells in pollen fertilize the egg cells in the same flower; seeds that are produced inherit all of their characteristics from the single plant that bore them
Law of independant assortment
the law that states that genes seperate independantly of one another in meiosis
hybridization using a single trait with two alleles (as in Mendel's experiments with garden peas)
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