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PostSubject: Vocab   06/12/08, 04:45 pm

Trait- distinguishing characteristics that are inherited, such as eye color, leaf shape, and tail length.

Genetics- the study of biological inheritance patterns and variation in organisms

Purebred- type of organism whose ancestors are genetically uniform

Cross- mating of two organisms

Law of Segregation- Mendel's first law, stating that (1) organisms inherit two copies of genes, one from each parent, and (2) organisms donate only one copy of each gene in their gametes because the genes separate during gamete formation
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