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Where replication of DNA begins.
Two parents give rise to offspring that have unique combinations of genes inherited from the two parents.
Parental generation.
Multicellular haploid that's named for its production by mitosis of haploid gametes.
Specialized metabolic compartment bonded by a single membrane. Cooperates with chloroplasts and mitochondrion in certain metabolic functions
1/3 types of animal cell junction
Coded information in the form of hereditary units.
Humans have 46. Includes all cells of the body except gametes & their precursors.
A single individual is the sole parent & passes copies of all its genes to its offspring without the fusion of gametes.
Synthesizes completely using just one primer
Organism's genetic makeup, outward appearance does not display the full picture
An additive effect of 2 or more genes on a single phenotype character.
Genotype that is associated with a range of phenotypic possibilities due to environmental influences
When neither allele is completely dominant & their phenotype is a mix between the two alleles (eg. pink flowers from white and red parents)
During Prophase I chromosomes attach to their non-sister chromatid counterparts and exchange DNA segments, doesn't occur in Mitosis.
2nd compartment of the mitochondrion, enclosed by the inner membrane. contains many different enzymes as well as mitochondrial DNA and ribosomes.
Larger than microfilaments but shorter than microtubules. Specialize in bearing tension.
Complex of DNA and protein, fits into the nucleus through an elaborate, multilevel packing system.
A gene with multiple phenotypic affects
Sacs made of membrane, tiny.
An mishap in the distribution of chromosomes by the meiotic spindle which the members of homologs dont move apart properly or don't seperate during meiosis II
When an incorrect segment of nucleotides is incorrect, they're cut out and refilled.
Synthesizes discontinuously as a series of segments
The initial nucleotide chain that is produced during DNA synthesis is a short stretch of RNA. Starts a complimentary RNA chain so that DNA synthesis can continue.
Organism's outward appearance/observable traits
Membranous sac of hydrolytic enzymes that animal cells use to digest macromolecules.
Perforate cell walls. Membrane-line channels filled with cytoplasm.
Each variant for a character of an individual.
A network of fibers extending through the cytoplasm
Gamete cells require this, reduces # of sets of chromosomes from 2 to 1 in gametes.
Breeding an organism with an unknown genotype w/ one with homozygous recessive, in order to determine the genotype of the unknown
At the boundary of every cell. Functions as a selective barrier that allows passage of enough oxygen, nutrients, and wastes to service the entire cell.
During Prophase I duplicated homologs are connected to each other via the synaptonemal complex. Doesn't occur in Mitosis.
Organism that has a pair of identical alleles for a gene
The interior of a cell.
Mating of two variants.
A gene's specific location along the length of a chromosome.
When the two alleles affect the phenotype in seperate, distinguishable ways
encloses the nucleus, separating its contents from the cytoplasm. double membrane, lined by nuclear lamina.
Inside the centrosome, consist of 9 sets of triplet microtubules arranged in a ring.
Proteins built into the plasma membrane. Transmit signals between the ECM and cytoskeleton and indicate changes.
an animal's version of a cell wall. Contains glycoproteins and other carb. molecules/
A framework of protein fibres extending throughout the nuclear interior
The inactive X in each cell of a female condenses into a compact object.
Site of cellular respiration, metabolic process that uses oxygen to produce ATP by extracting energy from sugars, fats, and other fuels.
Hollow rods constructed from tubulin, grow in length by adding tubulin dimers.
fluid outside chloroplast DNA
Outer surface lacks ribosomes. Synthesis of lipids, metabolism of carbs, detox of poison, and storage of calcium.
Short appendage used for movement
Infoldings of an inner membrane
genetic map based on recombination frequencies
When one trait is dominant and the other is recessive
Exists at the point where a cross-over has occured.
DNA molecules that contain no genes used to protect organism's genes from cutting too far.
1/3 types of animal cell junction
aneuploidy involving an extra/third chromosome
The phenotypic expression of a gene at one locus alters that of a gene at a second locus
An extensive network of membrane that accounts for more than half the total membrane in many euk. cells.
When an abnormal gamete unites with a normal gamete, the zygote will also have an abnormal number of a particular chromosome
One of a family of closely related organelles that includes chloroplasts, chromoplasts, amyloplasts, photosynthesis.
A warehouse for receiving, sorting, shipping and manufacturing products of the ER.
An offspring whose phenotype differs from that of the true-breeding P generation parents. Also refers to the phenotype itself.
Variation in phenotype depending on whether an allele came from the male or the female
Solid rods, short, and can for structural networks
Genes located near each other on the same chromosome, they tend to be inherited together
X & Y chromosomes. They determine an individual's sex. (Females=XX, Males=XY)
2nd type of life, includes both diploid & haploid stages that are multicellular.
Catalyses the synthesis of new DNA by adding nucleotides to the preexisting chain.
When subunits run in opposite directions
When an error is missed, other enzymes remove and replace incorrectly paired nucleotides.
A netlike array of protein filaments that maintain the shape of the nucleus by mechanically supporting the nuclear envelope
Protein that breaks, swivels, and rejoins DNA strands. During DNA replication, helps relieve strain in the double helix ahead of rep. fork.
A long cellular appendage specialized for locomotion
Characters that don't vary categorically (eg. height, skin color)
Enzymes that untwist the double helix at the replication forks, separating the two parental strands and make them available as template strands.
Produced by mitotic division of a zygote, multicellular diploid.
All other chromosomes, humans have 46.
Type of DNA replication in which the replicated double helix consists of one old strand, derived from the parental molecule, and one newly made strand.
States that two alleles of a heritable character segregate from one another during gamete formation & end up with different gametes.
proteins responsible for the first level of DNA packing in chromatin.
Bind to the unpaired DNA strands after parental strands separate, keeping them from reconnecting
Large vesicles derived from the ER & golgi apparatus, integral part of cell's endomembrane system.
Family tree describing the traits of parents & children across the generations
At the ends of replication bubbles, y-shaped region where particular strands of DNA are being unwound
ordered list of genetic loci along a chromosome
1st filial generation
Heterozygotes who though they don't show any phenotypic affects, could pass the recessive allele on to the next generation
Includes the nuclear envelope, the ER, golgi apparatus, lysosomes, various types of vesicles and vacuoles, and the plasma membrane.
The lesser condensed form of chromatin that can be transcribed
Any cell with 2 chromosome sets, doesn't include sex cells.
Extracellular structure of plant cells. distinguishes them from animal cells. protects plant cells, maintains its shape, and prevents excessive uptake of water.
Individual chromosomes that carry genes derived from 2 different parents.
A region often located near the nucleus and is considered a 'microtubule organization center'
Eukaryotic chromatin that remains highly compact during interphase and is genetically not transcribed
Occurs while replicated homologs are paired during meiosis 1.
States that each pair of alleles segregates independently of each other pair of alleles during gamete formation
Only produce the same variety as the parent organism, even over many generations.
aneuploidy involving a missing chromosome
Reproductive cells which are the vehicles that transmit genes from one generation to the next.
Studded with ribosomes on the outer surface of the membrane. Proteins attach to this.
The purpose of meiosis I, reduces the chromosomes in half.
1/3 types of animal cell junction
flattened, interconnected sac in chloroplast
Contain a single set of chromosomes. Each has a haploid number of chromosomes. Sex cells.
Many factors including genetics, and the environment collectively affect phenotype
Display of condensed chromosomes arranged in pairs. Used to screen for defective chromosomes associated with certain congenital disorders.
Proteins that have carbs covalently bonded to them.
Diagram used for predicting the allele composition of offspring
stacks of thylakoids
Found in plants and algae, sites of photosynthesis
Organism that has 2 different alleles for a gene
A group of genetically identical individuals.
Specialized structure in the nucleus that consist of chromosomal regions containing rRna genes and ribosomal protein. The site of rRna synthesis and ribosomal subunit assembly.
Alternative versions of a gene
2nd filial generation
Genes located on the X chromosome
A gene located on the X chromosome
The phenotype for a character most commonly observed in a natural population
Membrane enclosed structures within eukaryotic cells.
Inside all cells, semifluid, jellylike substance in which all subcellular components are suspended.
Two chromosomes that have the same length, centromere, position, & staining pattern.
Contains most of the genes in the eukaryotic cell.
Catalyses the lengthening of telomeres compensating for the shortening during DNA replication.
Tiny complexes that make proteins according to instructions from the genes, all cells have these. Made of RNA and protein.

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