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The genotype is the genetic makeup of a cell, an organism, or an individual usually with reference to a specific character under consideration.

A phenotype is the composite of an orgnism's observable characteristics or traits: such as its morphology, evelopment, biochemical or physiological properties, phenology, behavior, and products of behavior (such as a bird's nest). Phenotypes result from the expression of an organism's genes as well as the influence of environmental factors and the interactions between the two.

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Q: What do the terms genotype and phenotype mean?
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What are an individual's observable traits called?

genotype or phenotype

What are phenotype and genotype and what terms that describe them?

A very easy way to remember these two terms is: phenotype is what you see and genotype is what is in the genes. You may have B blood type (what to see) but you could have BB or BO (what is in your genes.

Do mutations affect phenotype or genotype?

genotype always...phenotype sometimes

Does phenotype determine genotype?

It is a false statement that "phenotype determines genotype". In fact, it is the opposite. A genotype is the genetics or "instructions" that determine the phenotype. The phenotype is the actual appearance, ex: blue eyes, that is created by a given genotype.

Is ears genotype or phenotype?


is Ss a genotype or a phenotype?


What is a physical expression of a genotype?

a physical expression of a genotype is called PHENOTYPE

How is phenotype different from genotype?

The genotype is the genetic makeup on the other hand phenotype is the outcome or expression of that particular genotype.

How phenotype and genotype relate?

Genotype and phenotype are to words that are not related. Genotype refers to classification by comparing genetics. Phenotype refers to classification according to the appearance of an organism.

2 What is the biological relationship between genotype and phenotype?

The genotype is what is responsible for the observed phenotype.

When can the phenotype tell you genotype of a trait?

The phenotype can tell the genotype when the characteristic is recessive and is displayed in the individual.

Can you accurately determine an organisms genotype by observing it's phenotype?

No, genotype actually determines phenotype.