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Can you name the Genetics Vocabulary?

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The process of creating identical cells
Jelly-like fluid in the cell.
The center of the cell, the ‘brain’ of the cell
Characteristics passed on from parent to child
A physical appearance as a result of your genes
The entire set of genes in an organism
The process of changing form or quality
Pictorial family trees where individuals showing a particular trait are marked.
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Groups of similar cellss
A coiled thread-like structure that contains the DNA
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The double layered membrane surrounding the nucleus of a cell. It separates the cytoplasm from the nucleoplasm
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
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.
are made up of tissues which work together to perform a specific function. For example: heart, lungs…
Ribonucleic acid that plays a role in translating information from DNA to protein-forming systems in the cell.
The fundamental unit that enables physical and functional characteristics to get passed 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 notable feature or quality of a person

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