BACK TO heredity
heredity vs. genetics
[ huh-red-i-tee ]
- the transmission of genetic characters from parents to offspring: it is dependent upon the segregation and recombination of genes during meiosis and fertilization and results in the genesis of a new individual similar to others of its kind but exhibiting certain variations resulting from the particular mix of genes and their interactions with the environment.
- the genetic characters so transmitted.
[ juh-net-iks ]
- the science of heredity, dealing with resemblances and differences of related organisms resulting from the interaction of their genes and the environment.
- the genetic properties and phenomena of an organism.