Chromosomes, Genes, DNA, Traits & Learned Behaviors TEST REVIEW
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Passing of traits from parents to offspring
Traits that are common. An offspring has a greater chance of inheriting this type of trait from their parents.
Traits that are uncommon. An offspring has less of a chance to inherit this type of trait from their parents.
A characteristic that an organism can pass on to its offspring through its genes.
The number of chromosomes found in a human cell when the 23 sperm chromosomes join with the 23 egg chromosomes.
a characteristic that a living thing gets during its lifetime
thread like structures made of DNA molecules that contain the genes
A segment of DNA on a chromosome that codes for a specific trait
A characteristic passed from parents to their offspring
Down Syndrome (Trisomy 21)
A genetic disorder caused by inheriting an extra chromosome
DNA is located in the __________ and determines the genetic trait of an organism.
How many chromosomes do you inherit from each parent?
The study of heredity and the variation of inherited characteristics
DNA is short for