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3.4: Mendel's Laws and Genetics

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allele One of two or more different versions of the same gene.
dominant The expressed allele in a heterozygous organism.
genotype Alleles an individual inherits at a particular genetic locus.
heredity The passing of traits from parents to offspring; the passing of traits to the next generation.
heterozygote Organism that inherits two different alleles for a given gene.
homologous chromosomes Pair of chromosomes that have the same size and shape and contain the same genes.
homozygote Organism that inherits two alleles of the same type for a given gene.
locus Position of a gene on a chromosome.
phenotype Characteristics of an organism that depend on how the organism’s genotype is expressed.
recessive An allele that is not expressed in a heterozygous organism.

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