Life Science Genetics Name: ____________________________ Study Guide Answers Test Date: ________________ 1. What are chromosomes? Threadlike structures in a cell nucleus 2. What is a gene? Location on a chromosome that contains the DNA code for a trait 3. What do most body cells make when they go through cell division? Exact copies of themselves 4. What is mitosis? Process by which most cells divide 5. What forms as a result of meiosis? Gametes with half the number of chromosomes 6. What is an inherited trait? Characteristic passed from parents to offspring 7. Write down at least 5 examples of learned behaviors. Reading, writing, riding a bike, etc. 8. Write down at least 5 examples of inherited traits. Eye color, hair color, etc.