Heredity - Heredity Inheritance the passage of hereditary...

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Heredity Inheritance : the passage of hereditary traits from one generation to the next - genetics : the branch of biology that deals with inheritance - genotype : genetic makeup for a trait or traits - alleles : alternative forms of a gene that code for the same trait at the same location on homologous chromosomes - mutation : a permanent heritable change in an allele that produces a different variant of the same trait - Punnett square : a representation of the possible combinations of gametes from 2 parents - dominant allele : an allele that masks presence of another allele & is fully expressed - recessive allele : an allele whose presence is completely masked - homozygous : an individual with the same alleles on homologous chromosomes - heterozygous : an individual with different alleles on homologous chromosomes - phenotype : physical or outward expression of a gene - carrier : heterozygous individuals that carry a recessive gene but do not express it, and can pass the gene on to their offspring
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course ANTHRO 2000 taught by Professor Monicaoyola during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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