Genetics C.17.01.08

DNA is made up of a genetic map. There is terminology, some definitions of genetic terms.

The term gene refers to discrete factors of inheritance. There is a gene, controlling colour, shape and so on. It comes in different types and the alternative types of that gene are called alleles, the alternative types of a gene.

The word Allele, from the Greek meaning other or alternative – there are gene and allele.

There are certain types of genotypes. There are homozygotes. Homozygotes have two of the same alleles.  The other is Heterozygous, hetero meaning different and have two different alleles. Phenotype is another word of interest and it means an appearance, a trait.

A bit of heavy thinking for today

Happy Celeritism

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