A chromosome is a strand of coiled DNA containing many genes.
A short section of DNA, located on chromosomes, that carries the genetic code for a particular characteristic.
An allele is an alternative form of a gene (one of a pair) that is located at a specific position on a chromosome.
DNA (Deoxyribonucleic acid)
Complex chemical that carries genetic information.
(diploid number of chromosomes)
Containing two complete sets of chromosomes, one from each parent.
A type of cell division where the daughter cells are all diploid cells.
A type of cell division that produces sex cells (gametes) with half the number of chromosomes of a diploid cell.
(haploid number of chromosomes)
A cell that has a single set of unpaired chromosomes
a male or female sex cell that is able to combine with the opposite cell to produce a zygote
A fertilised egg cell that has a diploid number of chromosomes
Unborn offspring before the organs develop