Genetics PowerPoint - Genetics What is Genetics Genetics is...

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What is Genetics Genetics is the scientific study of  heredity. Heredity is what makes each species  unique.  
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History
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Gregor Mendel Austrian Monk Famous for his work with pea plants He is known as the father of genetics
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Mendel
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Mendel’s Work Mendel used true-breeding  plants which means  if they were left to breed with themselves they  would produce offspring identical to themselves. Mendel studied 7 different traits in pea plants. A trait is a specific characteristic that varies from  one individual to another. 
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More on Mendel’s Work Hybrids are offspring from parents with  different traits. Genes are the chemical factors that  determine a trait. The different forms of a gene are called  alleles.
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The principle of dominance states that  some alleles are dominant and others  are recessive. Dominant alleles are always expressed.
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