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NCSCOS 7.L.2.2 - Heredity Vocabulary

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7.L.2.2

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  • Q1
    The passing of traits from parents to offspring
    Heredity
    30s
    7.L.2.2
  • Q2
    A characteristic that an organism can pass on to its offspring through its genes.
    Trait
    30s
    7.L.2.2
  • Q3
    The process of cell division where one cell splits into two identical cells.
    Mitosis
    30s
    7.L.2.2
  • Q4
    The cell division that creates egg and sperm cells.
    Meiosis
    30s
    7.L.2.2
  • Q5
    A tightly wound strand of DNA found in the nucleus of a cell.
    Chromosome
    30s
    7.L.2.2
  • Q6
    Deoxyribonucleic Acid
    DNA
    30s
    7.L.2.2
  • Q7
    A segment of DNA on a chromosome that codes for a specific trait.
    Gene
    30s
    7.L.2.2
  • Q8
    An organism's genetic makeup.
    Genotype
    30s
    7.L.2.2
  • Q9
    An organism's physical appearance, or visible traits.
    Phenotype
    30s
    7.L.2.2
  • Q10
    Trait that will show up in an organism's phenotype if the gene is present.
    Dominant Trait
    30s
    7.L.2.2
  • Q11
    Trait of an organism that can be masked by the dominant form of a trait.
    Recessive Trait
    30s
    7.L.2.2
  • Q12
    Cells with half the number of chromosomes. Sex cells related to meiosis
    Haploid Cells
    30s
    7.L.2.2
  • Q13
    Cells with the full number of chromosomes. Non sex cells related to mitosis.
    Diploid Cells
    30s
    7.L.2.2

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