Genetics Vocabulary

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Vocabulary words for Genetics Vocabulary quiz.


An organism that has two different alleles for a trait.


An allele whose trait always shows up in the organism when it is present.


The set of information that controls a trait; code in the DNA.


The different forms of a gene.


The passing of traits from parents to offspring.


The offspring of many generations that have the same traits.


A characteristic that an organism can pass to offspring through genes.


The scientific study of heredity.


A number that describes how likely it is that an event will occur.


An organism's physical appearance or visible traits.


An allele that is masked when a dominant allele is present.


A condition in which the two alleles of a gene are neither dominant nor recessive.


Having two different alleles for a trait.


An organism's genetic makeup or allele combinations.

Punnett Square

A chart that shows the possible combinations of alleles that result from a genetic cross.


Having two identical alleles for a trait.

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