Unit 7 Study guide

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Gene
Gene
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Located on chromosomes and contains the DNA code or trait
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Dominant trait
Dominant trait
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The strong trait. It shows up even if there is only one factor present
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Recessive trait
Recessive trait
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The weaker trait. Two factors must be present in order for this trait to be present
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Environment
Environment
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All of the living and nonliving things that surround and effect an organism
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Acquired traits
Acquired traits
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A behavior that an animal acquires through experience
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Inherited traits
Inherited traits
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Characteristics passed down from parents or grandparents to their offspring
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Instinct
Instinct
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A behavior that an organism inherited that is usually essential to survival

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