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    Smile qualities/characteristics

    Genetics is the study of how the qualities/characteristics/traits/natures/constitutions/features/marks/properties/characters of living things are passed on in thier genes.


    The words in bold are all synonyms in my dictionary, but I'm not sure if they all fit here. Please help me delete those that don't work. Thanks.
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    Re: qualities/characteristics

    Here's my pick:

    Genetics is the study of how the characteristics of living things are passed on in thier genes.

    All the best.

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    Re: qualities/characteristics

    Thanks, Casiopea.
    How about other synonyms? Just pick them with your English instinct.

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    Re: qualities/characteristics

    I wish I could, but I am not a geneticist.

    What about these googled examples, "genetics the study of"?

    Genetics is the study of how the biological information that. determines the structure and function of organisms is passed from one generation to. the next. http://botit.botany.wisc.edu/courses...i-genetics.pdf

    Quantitative genetics is the study of continuous traits (such as height or weight) and its underlying mechanisms.
    Quantitative genetics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Genetics is the study of genes, the remarkable pieces of DNA that are the basis of heredity in all living organisms.
    .: Genetics Home :.

    Genetics is the study of how those characteristics (both phenotype and genotype) are passed from parents to their children.
    Genetics [Athro, Limited: Biology]

    Genetics: Genetics is the study of genes, the basis of biological inheritance.
    BABS - About BABS

    Genetics is the study of heredity and of the units of biological inheritance. Genetics is the study of heredity and of the units of biological inheritance.

    Genetics is the study of the structure, function, organization and control of genes and of the heritability of traits.
    Genetics Department | Dartmouth Medical School

    All the best.

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    Re: qualities/characteristics

    Thanks, Casiopea.
    But I would rather listen to a few words of your advice because all those links with tons of English always dazzle me.

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    Re: qualities/characteristics

    Ah, but they are examples of authentic English. Moreover, I specifically chose those sentences because they house the vocab you're asking about.

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    Re: qualities/characteristics

    Thanks for your kindness, Casiopea.
    I enjoy a few lines or a paragraph from you, but pages and pages of English always give me a headache time.

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    Re: qualities/characteristics

    How true. (In my case, Chinese does that to me. )

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