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Can you name the Genetics Vocabulary?

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Groups of similar cellss
are made up of tissues which work together to perform a specific function. For example: heart, lungs…
The fundamental unit that enables physical and functional characteristics to get passed from parent to child
Pictorial family trees where individuals showing a particular trait are marked.
Characteristics passed on from parent to child
Abbreviation for deoxyribonucleic acid: The nucleic acid that contains the genetic information for cell growth, division, and function
The study of genes
A coiled thread-like structure that contains the DNA
The center of the cell, the ‘brain’ of the cell
The entire set of genes in an organism
Ribonucleic acid that plays a role in translating information from DNA to protein-forming systems in the cell.
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Different parts of the cell that have specialized functions
The gene or allele that is expressed (seen) in an organism’s genotype. The dominant trait masks the recessive trait
A notable feature or quality of a person
Jelly-like fluid in the cell.
The process of changing form or quality
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The double layered membrane surrounding the nucleus of a cell. It separates the cytoplasm from the nucleoplasm
To receded means to go back, so this is a trait that has gone back (masked) and is not expressed in the organism’s genotype.
The process of creating identical cells
A physical appearance as a result of your genes

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