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the passing of genetic traits from parent to offspring

heredity

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the trait that is observed in the first generation when parents have different traits are bred

dominant trait

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can be carried in a person's genes without appearing in that person

recessive trait

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a unit of heredity that is transferred from a parent to offspring

genes

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one of two or more alternative forms of a gene that arise by mutation

alleles

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the set of observable characteristics of an individual resulting from the interaction of its genotype

phenotype

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the genetic constitution of an individual organism

genotype

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the chance of something happening

probability

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a type of cell division that results in four daughter cells each with half the number of chromosomes of the parent cell

meiosis

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a chromosome involved with determining the sex of an organism

sex chromasomes

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a purebred

pedigree

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organisms

DNA

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the basic building block of DNA is the nucleotide

nucliode

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something the offspring have but no parents have

mutations