Definitions - genetics, control and aging

Definitions of key terms listed on the specification for genetics, control and aging modules for OCR Human Biology Course

HideShow resource information
allele
an alternative form of a gene
1 of 12
gene
unit of inheritance, DNA which codes for a polypeptide
2 of 12
locus
position of a gene on a chromosome
3 of 12
phenotype
visible or measurable characteristics of an organism
4 of 12
genotype
alleles of a gene(s) possessed by an organism
5 of 12
intron
regions of a gene that aren't translated
6 of 12
exon
regions of a gene that are translated
7 of 12
minisatellite
small sections of DNA (10-1000 bases) that occur at more than 1000 locations in the human genome
8 of 12
drug
a chemical which affects the way the body functions and how you think/feel
9 of 12
traumatic brian injury
injury caused by the head being forcefully hit or violently shaken
10 of 12
excretion
removal of waste products of metabolism from the body
11 of 12
metabolism
chemical processes occuring within a cell or organism that are neccessary for the maintenacne of life
12 of 12

Other cards in this set

Card 2

Front

unit of inheritance, DNA which codes for a polypeptide

Back

gene

Card 3

Front

position of a gene on a chromosome

Back

Preview of the back of card 3

Card 4

Front

visible or measurable characteristics of an organism

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

alleles of a gene(s) possessed by an organism

Back

Preview of the back of card 5
View more cards

Comments

No comments have yet been made

Similar Human Biology resources:

See all Human Biology resources »See all DNA, genetics and evolution resources »