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Genetics Vocabulary
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by Charles Abney
| 10 Questions
Note from the author:
Quiz over vocabulary term for genetics
1
1 pt
What is Heredity?
Scientific study of genes
Scientific study of all living things
The passing of traits from parents to offspring
Two identical alleles
2
1 pt
What is genetics?
Scientific study of genes
Scientific study of all living things
The passing of traits from parents to offspring
Two identical alleles
3
1 pt
How many chromosomes do you have?
46 from each parent
48 total
24 from each parent
23 from each parent
4
1 pt
How is an allele different from a gene?
An allele controls what you have a gene just contains DNA
A gene is a characteristic like hair color, an allele is specific like brown hair
An allele is a characteristic like hair color a gene is specific like red hair
A gene is the code for who you are, alleles show what you parents look like
5
1 pt
How would you represent a dominant allele?
6
1 pt
How would you repesent a recessive allele?
7
1 pt
What does having a dominant allele mean?
That the recessive trait will show up
That the dominant trait will show up only if there is no recessive trait
It means nothing, that trait that shows up has nothing to do with dominant alleles
That the dominant trait will show up
8
1 pt
Which is the best description of a phenotype?
Genetic makeup
Physical appearance
The combination of alleles
The alleles that you get from your parents
9
1 pt
Which would represent the following Homozygous recessive, Homozygous dominant, Heterozygous
Tt, tt, TT
TT, Tt, tt
tt, TT, Tt
Tt, TT, tt
10
1 pt
The ability to roll your tongue is a dominant trait (T), non tongue rolling is recessive (t). Which of the following combinations would allow a person to roll their tongue?
TT
Tt
tt
tT
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