Probability and Heredity
Terms in this set (15)
the passing of traits from parents to offspring
A number that describes how likely it is that an event will occur
A chart that shows all the possible combinations of alleles that can result from a genetic cross
An organism's physical appearance, or visible traits.
An organism's genetic makeup, or allele combinations
Having two identical alleles for a trait.
Having two different alleles for a trait.
A characteristic that an organism can pass on to its offspring through its genes.
The scientific study of heredity.
The offspring of many generations that have the same traits.
The set of information that controls a trait; a segment of DNA on a chromosome that codes for a specific trait.
The different forms of a gene
An allele whose trait always shows up in the organism when the allele is present.
An allele that is masked when a dominant allele is present
An organism that has two different alleles for a trait; an organism that is heterozygous for a particular trait
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