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Genetics

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Alex Wallender

on 11 December 2009

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Genetics
The study of how traits are based from parents to offspring George Mendel The father modern genetics. Studied peas in the mid 1800s. Discovered that some traits were visible and other traits were not. Traits Physical charateristics that an organism inherits from its parents. Phenotype What genes look like physically, their physical apperance. Genotype The gene combination represented using letters. TT Tt tt Dominant The trait that will always appear if present in a gene combination. Recessive A trait that will only appear if a dominant trait is not present. Homozygous Heterozygous To have the same allele for a trait, also called purebred. TT tt To have both the dominant and recessive allele for a trait, also called hybrid. Mm Bb
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