Dominant Trait:and recessive describe the inheritance patterns of certain traits. That is, they describe how likely it is for a certain phenotype to pass from parent offspring.Sexually reproducing species, including people and other animals, have two copies of each gene. The two copies, called alleles, can be slightly different from each other

Dominant will be the trait that will show in a person. ex brown eyes,brown eyes,dimples


Recessive: can be carried in a person's genes without appearing in that person.

For example, a dark-haired person may have one gene for dark hair, which is a dominant trait, and one gene for light hair, which is recessive.


Genotype:is the genetic makeup of a cell, an organism, or an individual usually with reference to a specific characteristic under consideration.
ex:two organisms that have even the minutest difference in their genes are said to have different genotypes.


Phenotype:is an obvious and observable trait; it is the expression of genes in an observable way.

An example of a phenotypic trait is hair color, there are genes that control the hair color, which make up the genotype, but the actual hair color

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