Introduction to Genetics

By: Teng Yang

Words-Definition-Examples

1. Genotype- Gene combination

-Gene Responsible For Eye Color

-Gene Responsible For Hair Color

2. Phenotype- Physical characteristic

-Eye Color

-Hair Color

3. Heterozygous- Two alleles(GENES) for a trait that are different

4. Homozygous- Two alleles(GENES) for a trait that the same

5. Dominant- The allele(GENE) that masks or hides the recessive allele(GENE)

6. Recessive- The allele(GENE) that is masked or hidden by the dominant allele(GENE)