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Animal Genetics

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4 containing two complete sets of chromosomes, one from each parent.
5 a unit of heredity that is transferred from a parent to offspring and is held to determine some characteristic of the offspring.
7 refers to the number of chromosomes in sex cells
8 make an identical copy of.
10 a threadlike structure of nucleic acids and protein found in the nucleus of most living cells, carrying genetic information in the form of genes.
11 one of a pair of genes that occupy the same location on homologous chromosomes and affect the same trait in animals
12 the exchange of genes between homologous chromosomes, resulting in a mixture of parental characteristics in offspring.
13 the region of a chromosome to which the microtubules of the spindle attach, via the kinetochore, during cell division.
14 mitotic center in cells that pay a role in cell division
15 the cytoplasmic division of a cell at the end of mitosis or meiosis, bringing about the separation into two daughter cells.
16 the material of which the chromosomes of organisms other than bacteria (i.e., eukaryotes) are composed. It consists of protein, RNA, and DNA.
17 a mature haploid male or female germ cell that is able to unite with another of the opposite sex in sexual reproduction to form a zygote.
19 a trait that will appear in the offspring if one of the parents contributes it.
1 something that consists of two elements or parts.
2 the interaction of genes that are not alleles, in particular the suppression of the effect of one such gene by another.
3 the genetic constitution of an individual organism.
6 eject semen from the body at the moment of sexual climax.
9 the process in which cells undergo meiosis to form gametes.
15 each of the two threadlike strands into which a chromosome divides longitudinally during cell division. Each contains a double helix of DNA.
18 the fundamental and distinctive characteristics or qualities of someone or something, especially when regarded as unchangeable.
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