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Gene

Fundamental unit of heredity and the basic structural and functional unit of genetics.

DNA

A helical molecule consisting of nucleotides that is the primary carrier of genetic information.

Transmission Genetics

The branch of genetics concerned with the mechanisms by which genes are transferred from parent to offspring

Cytogenetics

The branch of genetics that studies the organization and arrangement of genes and chromosomes by using the techniques of microscopy.

Karyotype

A complete set of chromosomes from a cell that has been photographed during cell division and arranged in a standard sequence.