||It is the genetic make-up of an organism.
||It is the morphological appearance of an organism.
||By knowing the genotype, phenotype of individual can be assessed.
||By knowing the phenotype, genotype may or may not be assessed.
||It remains the same throughout the life of an individual.
||It may change with time and environment. E.g. infant, young and old.
||It is not influenced by phenotype.
||It establishes the boundaries within which a phenotype can be expressed.
||It cannot be studied directly.
||It can be known through direct observation.
||Individuals with different genotypes may have similar phenotype.
||Individual with different phenotype usually have different genotypes.
||Examples- The gene responsible for the eye color.
The gene responsible for the hair color.
|Examples-phenotype is the physical appearance of that like hair color, eye color, weight, the ability to roll one’s tongue.
||Partly inherited by offspring, as one of the two alleles is passed on during reproduction.
||Cannot be inherited.
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Differences between genotype and phenotype