Flashcards in Heredity Deck (16):
The passing of genetic traits from parent to offspring.
The trait observed in the first generation when parents that have different traits are bred.
A trait that reappears in the second generation after disappearing in the first generation when parents with different traits are bred.
One set of instructions for an inherited trait.
One of the alternative forms of a gene that governs a characteristic , such as hair color.
An organism's appearance or other detectable characteristics.
The entire genetic makeup of an organism.
The likelihood that a possible future event will occur in any given instance of the event.
Chromosomes that have the same sequence of genes and the same structure.
A process in cell division during which the number of chromosomes decrease to half the original by two division of the nucleus which results in the production of sex cells.
One of the pair of chromosomes that determine the sex of an individual.
A diagram that shows the occurrence of a genetic trait in several generations of a family.
A molecule that is present in all living cells and that contains the information that determines the traits that a living thing inherits and needs to live.
In a nucleic-acid chain, a sub unit that consists of a sugar, a phosphate, and a nitrogenous base.
A molecule that is present in all living cells and that plays a role in protein and protection.