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Spindle fibers move chromosomes to middle of the cell
The process of cell divsion which results in the production of two daughter cells from a single parent cell.
The center of the cell, the ‘brain’ of the cell
Characteristic of a person or organism eg. eye colour
When two different alleles are present
Characteristics of the way one acts. A sheepdogs herding instinct and a retrievers desire to fetch are good examples
The nucleic acid that contains the genetic information for cell growth, division, and function
Gender that a circle represents on a pedigree
Are the building blocks of life. Every living thing is made up of one or more
A tool that shows the combinations of alleles
Type of trait that you show (is expressed like eye color)
When you can see the chromosomes (the string has condensed and become thick enough to see)
Actual division of the cells
Different parts of the cell that have specialized functions
Characteristics of one’s physical makeup. These include hair colour, eye colour and height
Pictorial family trees where individuals showing a particular trait are marked.
Short name for deoxyribonucleic acid
The gene or allele that is expressed (seen) in an organism’s genotype. This trait masks the recessive trait
Genes are located on structures called
Gender that a square represents on a pedigree
Father of genetics (the guy in in the pea garden)
When chromosmes get pulled all the way to the poles and you start to see two cells.
People with two of the same allele for a trait
Hereditary unit that controls a particular characteristic or trait
The study of inherited traits
A coiled thread-like structure that contains the DNA
The pair of genes you are carrying is called your
This trait is not expressed in the organism’s phenotype even if it is present (unless is homozygous)
Dividing of the chromosomes (including the DNA)
How many chromosomes do humans have?
Different forms (versions) of the same gene are called

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