Inheritance and Evolution

Millie Berrett
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Cambridge IGCSE and GCSE Science (Biology) Flashcards on Inheritance and Evolution, created by Millie Berrett on 11/04/2014.
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Define Inheritance Inheritance is the transmission of genetic information from generation to generation
Define Genotype and Phenotype Genotype is the set of genes that an organism posses Phenotype is the physical appearance of an organism
Define homozygous and heterozygous Homozygous is when two alleles are identical Heterozygous is when the two alleles are different
Define dominant and recessive The dominant allele is the allele which controls the characteristic whenever it is present The recessive allele is the allele whose characteristics only show up when its present in both chromosomes.
What is a punnet square? A punnet square shows the possible combinations of the gamete from parents. punnet_square.jpg (image/jpg)
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