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What is the definition of a gene?
A gene is a heritable factor that controls a specific characteristic
What are Alleles?
Is a variation of a gene that gives you a slightly different appearance of that characteristic
What are chromosomes?
A chromosome is an organized structure of DNA and protein found in cells
What is the gene locus?
The position of a gene on a chromosome.
What is gene mutation?
A change to the base sequence of a gene
What is a chromatids?
One of the two identical copies of DNA making up a duplicated chromosome
Karyotype
The number and appearance of the chromosomes in an organism