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Genetic Vocabulary Maze

Good for 7th Grade and 8th Grade Science! :)

Leo Llopiz

on 11 February 2013

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Transcript of Genetic Vocabulary Maze

By Leo Llopiz Genetic Vocabulary Maze Asexual Reproduction The making of offspring with only one parent. DNA A long thin strand that contains hereditary information, including traits. Traits A distinguishing characteristic, such as brown eyes,
black hair, and tan skin color. (as seen below) Heredity The passing down of traits from parent to offspring. Genes A unit of heredity that is transferred from parent to offspring. Genetics The study of heredity. Chromosome An organized structure of DNA and genes YOU MADE IT OUT OF THE MAZE! YOU'RE READY TO TAKE THAT GENETICS TEST! :D Sexual Reproduction The making of offspring with two parents. Dominant A trait that is more likely to be shown. (For example, brown hair is dominant over blonde hair) Recessive A trait that is less likely to be shown. (For example, blonde hair is recessive to brown hair.) Nucleus The part of a cell that contains DNA and controls the cell. Offspring Organism made by other organism(s) that reproduced. Function What a thing does. (Example: the reproductive system's function is to ensure a species's survival. Selective Breeding When man decides the mate of an organism in order to get certain traits. Structure The way something is built; the construction and arrangement of tissues, parts, or organs. Adaptation Traits animals develop to survive in the environment. Species A (usually) large group of animals with defining/identical traits Genotype The genetic code of a trait. (For example: BB, Bb, bb) Homozygous Phenotype The physical appearance of a trait. (For example: blue eyes) When both alleles are the same (For example: BB, bb) Heterozygous When both alleles are different(For example: Bb)
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