Inheritance definitions

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Phenotype
The characteristics of an organisms due to its genotype and effects of the environment
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Genotype
Genetic composition of an organism
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Allele
A form of a gene.
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Allele frequency
The number of times an allele occurs within the gene pool
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Dominant Allele
an allele that is always expressed in the phenotype of an organism.
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Gene
length of DNA on a chromosome normally coding for a particular polypeptide
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Gene Pool
Total number of alleles in a particular population at a specific time.
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Heterozygous
alleles of a particular gene are different
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Homozygous
the alleles of a particular gene are the same
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Recessive Alelle
the effect of an allele is apparent in the phenotype of a diploid organism, only if both alleles are identical.
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Haploid
Cells that contain only a single copy of each chromosome (gametes)
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The number of times an allele occurs within the gene pool

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