Biology Dictionary for GCSE Biology and A Level Biology
Inbreeding: The breeding of genetically similar individuals e.g. bothers and sisters. This is bad. It promotes homozygosity and increases the chance of genetic disease.
Incidence (incidence rate): Number of new cases of a particular disease in a population.
Incomplete dominance: When two alleles both exert an effect. e.g. in the Human ABO blood groups, A and B are codominant over O.
Incubation period: The time taken for signs and symptoms to appear following entry of a pathogen into a host organism.
Independent assortment: A key feature of meiosis, which separates the homologous chromosomes so that any one of a pair of alleles can pass into a gamete with one from any other pair.
Index case: The first recorded case of a disease in an outbreak (endemic, epidemic or pandemic).
Induced Mutations: Mutation(s) caused by direct exposure to a known mutagen.
Infection: The invasion of a host by a microorganism with subsequent establishment and multiplication of the agent. An infection may or may not lead to overt disease.
Insecticide: Chemical that kills insects.
Intensive farming: Production of high yields from a small land area.
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