What is Homozygous? - Definition, Traits & Example

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How many copies of each chromosome do diploid organisms have?

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1. Freckles and dimples are caused by:

2. Being homozygous means that ______.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Homozygous traits are part of our genetic makeup. In this quiz, you'll be asked about different traits and the characteristics of being homozygous. These review materials will help you see if you have missed any important information from the lesson.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessment materials ask you about:

  • The definition of homozygous
  • The meaning of heterozygous
  • Phenotypes
  • Diploid organisms
  • Examples of genetic traits

Skills Practiced

The review materials will help you practice:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding alleles
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related homozygous traits lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as homozygous and heterozygous

Additional Learning

Check out the lesson titled What is Homozygous? - Definition, Traits & Example to study more in-depth about homozygous traits. After you view that lesson, you should be able to:

  • Define homozygous and heterozygous
  • Understand the chromosomal characteristics of a diploid organism
  • Know the difference between dominant and recessive traits
  • Identify whether a trait is homozygous or heterozygous
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