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What is passing of traits from parent to offspring?
What are the different forms of a trait that a gene may have called?
What is the study of how traits are inherited through the interactions of alleles?
What is an offspring that was given different genetic information for a trait from each parent called?
What is the trait that covers over another form of that trait.
What is the trait that is covered over by another form of that trait?
Who is the scientist that used the scientific method that resulted in the first recorded study of how traits pass from one generation to the next?
Gregor Mendel
What is a tool used to predict results in genetics?
Punnett square
What is an organisms genetic makeup?
What is the way an organism looks and behaves?
What do you call an organism with two alleles that are the same?
What do you call an organism that has two different alleles for a trait?
What do you call it when the offspring of two homozygous parents show an intermediate phenotype?
incomplete dominance
What do you call it when a group of gene pairs act together to produce a trait?
polygenic inheritance
What do you call an allele inherited on a sex chromosome? (which can cause genetic disorders such a color blindness)
sex-linked gene
What do you call biological and chemical methods to change the arrangement of a gene's DNA?
genetic engineering