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

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