the passing on of physical or mental characteristics genetically from one generation to another
a distinguishing quality or characteristic, typically one belonging to a person.
the study of heredity and the variation of inherited characteristics.
the action or process of fertilizing an egg, female animal, or plant, involving the fusion of male and female gametes to form a zygote.
an animal bred from parents of the same breed or variety.
a unit of heredity that is transferred from a parent to offspring and is held to determine some characteristic of the offspring.
one of two or more alternative forms of a gene that arise by mutation and are found at the same place on a chromosome.
an allele that produces the same phenotype whether its paired allele is identical or different
dominant allele
an allele that produces its characteristic phenotype only when its paired allele is identical
recessive allele
the offspring of two plants or animals of different species or varieties, such as a mule (a hybrid of a donkey and a horse)
the extent to which something is probable; the likelihood of something happening or being the case.
diagram that is used to predict an outcome of a particular cross or breeding experiment.
punnett square
the set of observable characteristics of an individual resulting from the interaction of its genotype with the environment.
the genetic constitution of an individual organism.
having each of you alleles the same
means having one each of two different alleles.
A condition in which both alleles of a gene pair in a heterozygote are fully expressed, with neither one being dominant or recessive to the other.