Genetics Vocab


What make your genes. You get 23 from your mom and 23 from your dad.

there are 46 chromosomes total in a human body


Traits are what make you have blue eyes or blonde hair.

I have blue eyes


Genes are the code for the trait.

The letters used in codes are g c a t

Dominate Gene

A dominate gene is from either your mom or dad and make your eye whatever color it is

My hair is blonde because my mom has the dominate gene

Recessive Gene

A recessive gene is a weaker gene that hides behind the dominate one


Genotype is the gene combination for a trait


Phenotype is the description for the trait