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Scientific study of heredity
Process in sexual reproduction in which male and female reproductive cells join to form a new cell.
Mendel's studies and conclusions about inheritance
- Mendel cross-pollinated pea plants, he cut off the male parts of one flower and then dusted the female part with pollen from another flower.
specific characteristic of an individual
sequence of DNA that codes for a protein and thus determines a trait; factor that is passed from parent to offspring
offspring of crosses between parents with different traits
one of a number of different forms of a gene
separation of alleles during gamete formation
Principle of Dominance
- Mendel’s second conclusion, which states that some alleles are dominant
- and others are recessive
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