Chapter 12 Lesson 2 Vocabulary Words
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The passing of physical characteristics, or traits, from parents to offspring.
The scientific study of heredity.
The process in sexual reporoduction in which an egg cell and a sperm cell join to form a new cell.
The offspring of many generations that show the same form of a trait.
The different forms of a gene.
Define Dominant Allele
One whose trait always shows up in the organism when the allele is present.
Define Recessive Allele
An allele that is hidden whenever the dominant allele is present.
An offspring of crosses that has two different alleles for a trait.
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