Heredity Inherited Traits. Have you ever wondered….. Why do people have babies? Why do dogs have puppies? Why do birds have baby birds? Why do seals have pups?. We inherit our traits from our parents!.
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Why do people have babies?
Why do dogs have puppies?
Why do birds have baby birds?
Why do seals have pups?
Click here to see an interactive about traits.
predisposition for certain medical conditions
Which ones do you have?
If you have a dominant trait, that means you inherited the trait from at least one of your parents.For instance Ff or FF for freckles.F + f = frecklesF + F = frecklesAlleles for dominant traits are usually represented with a capital letter.
If you have a recessive trait, that means you had to inherit the trait from both of your parents.For instance ff for no freckles.f + f = no frecklesAlleles for recessive traits are usually represented with a lower case letter.
It does not show up in the form of a trait that can be seen or noticed by others.
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to Mendel’s biography.
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Homozygous means the alleles for the trait are the same:
Heterozygous means the alleles for the trait are different:
Click here to see entire PowerPoint of mitosis and meiosis examples.
Click here to link Mrs. Putnam’s Heredity sites.