|Week 26 Vocabulary|
material in the nucleus of a cell that carries genetic information about
all living systems.
a piece of DNA molecule that serves as a basic unit of heredity. Genes control characteristics.
The small bodies in the nucleus of a cell that carry chemical
instructions for reproduction in the cell (DNA)
The passing of traits from parents to offspring.
Describes a trait that covers over, or dominates, another for of
a trait that is covered over by a dominant trait and seems to disappear.
|7) Allele||Single letter that represents a gene for a single trait; can be dominant or recessive.|
table used to predict the probability of certain traits in offspring
that shows the different ways alleles can combine.
|9) Genotype||The two alleles which represent a trait. One letter from mom and one from dad. The genetic code.|
|10) Phenotype||Outward physical appearance (what you see) and behavior of an organism. Explains the Genotype.|