Basic Genetics Terminology
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inheritance or the transmission of traits from parent to offspring
any characteristic of an individual ranging from overall height to the primary structure of a particular membrane system
the hereditary determinant for a trait
different versions of the same gene
the alleles found in a particular individual
physical expression of the genotype
the allele that dominates or is expressed; use uppercase letter (R)
the allele that recedes or becomes hidden; use lowercase letter (r)
two copies of the same allele for a gene
one copy of each allele for a gene
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