Pedigree analysis is the process of examining a pedigree to determine the pattern of inheritance for a trait. Pedigrees are often used to determine if a trait is dominant or recessive. More »

In biology, a pedigree is a diagram showing genetic relationships between members of a family. It is used to analyze patterns of inheritance for specific genetic traits. More »

To create a pedigree chart, you need to collect all information about your relatives and ancestors. The chart shows how traits are inherited by members of a particular family. The data collected should be accurate to com... More » Family Genealogy

A Mendelian trait is a trait that is controlled by one locus and gives or shows a simple Mendelian inheritance pattern. There are a plethora of human traits that apply to this designation. More »

A eukaryotic cell's most identifiable trait is an enclosed nucleus. Eukaryotic cells are found in complex organisms, while prokaryotic cells are typically found as unicellular organisms and do not contain a nucleus. More » Science Biology Cells

Gregor Mendel discovered three principles of heredity: that the inheritance of each trait or "gene" is determined by the units that are passed down via descendants unchanged, that an individual will get one unit from eac... More »

Mitosis is the process that most cells use in order to replicate themselves. It involves replicating the cell's DNA, as well as cell organelles, and then splitting into two distinct cells. Replication is an important par... More »