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What is heredity?
It is the passing of physical characteristics, or traits, from parents to offspring.
What is genetics?
It is the scientific study of heredity.
What is fertilization?
It is when a new organism begins to form when egg and sperm cells join in the process.
What is purebred?
It is an organism that is the offfspring of many generations that show the same form of a trait.
What are alleles?
They are the different forms of a gene.
What is a dominant allele?
It is one whose trait always shows up in the organism when the allele is present.
What is a recessive allele?
It is on the other hand, is hidden whenever the dominant allele is present.
What is hybrid?
It is an organism that has two different alleles for a trait.