What is the definition of pedigree in biology?

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What is the definition of pedigree in biology?

Pedigree Analysis

Pedigrees have been used in the field of genetics for much longer than the technology to sequence DNA has been around. Pedigrees are used to establish patterns of inheritance for certain traits.

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In biology, a pedigree is an ancestral chart (like a family tree) specifically showing how phenotypes are passed down between generations. For...

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Pedigree Analysis in Human Genetics: Inheritance Patterns

from Biology 102: Basic Genetics

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