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A graphic representation of genetic inheritance.
pedigree
a heterozygous (having different alleles at one or more corresponding chromosomes) individual
carrier
a developing baby inside the mother's womb
fetus
The pattern in which a phenotype (the observable physical or biochemical characteristics of an organism, as determined by both genetic makeup and environmental influences) of the heterozygote (different) is intermidiate between those of the two homozygotes (same).
incomplete dominance
Casues the phenotypes (physical traits) of both homozygotes (same) to be produced in heterozygous (different) individuals.
codominate alleles
Trait controlled by more than two alleles have... (usually results in two different colors of feathers on a bird)
multiple alleles
The 22 pairs of matching homologous (same) chromosomes that look exactly alike are called...
autosomes
The two choromosomes which determine the sex of the individual. (XX is female XY is male)
sex chromosomes
The traits controlled by genes located on sex chromosomes.
sex-linked traits
The inheritance pattern of a trait that is controlled by two or more genes.
polygenic inheritance