Define the terms: Heredity, Variation & Genetics.


The transmission of characters from one generation to the next or from parents to offsprings is called heredity.


The differences between parents and offsprings or among the offsprings of the same parents and among individuals of the same species is called variation.


It is a branch of biology which deals with the study of heredity and variations. The term ‘genetics’ was coined by William Bateson in 1906.

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