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structure made of DNA and associated proteins on which genes are located


basic unit of life


A segment of DNA on a chromosome that codes for a specific trait


a part of the cell containing DNA and responsible for growth and reproduction


found on a gene, that codes for various traits

asexual reproduction

a reproductive process that involves only one parent and produces offspring that are identical to the parent

sexual reproduction

reproduction involving the union of a male and a female sex cell


process in sexual reproduction in which male and female reproductive cells join to form a new cell


the science of heredity and the ways by which traits are passed from parents to offspring

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