Genetics, an Introduction
Working out genetics of genes on punnett squares. Examples of how genes work.
Meanings of "Genetic"
See: Genetics introduced
- genetics = some portion of the trait is inherited in some way.
- genetics = the trait is controlled by some combination of named
Mendelian genes, which may be may be identified as being located
on a particular chromosome, and near some other genes.
- Genetics = The length of DNA of the gene responsible for a
trait has been identified and its sequence determined.
- Genetics = the gene responsible for a trait has been
sequenced, and we know the molecular biology of how the gene
product works and how mutations in it produce different results.
Genetics, Heredity and Heritability
Heritability is the extent to which the phenotype is
determined by the genetic makeup of the individual. Some traits
are purely driven by genetics, and these traits have a high heritability.
Other traits are strongly influenced by the individual's
environment, and their heritability is low.
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