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What gives information about the phenotype but not the genotype?

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Samantha Stewart

Samantha Stewart

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Samantha Stewart
Samantha Stewart, Philanthropist, Post Graduate, Corpus Christi

Answered Feb 18, 2021

To answer this question, you need to have a better understanding of the terms “phenotype” and “genotype”. The term genotype refers to the DNA makeup of an organism which determines a particular characteristic or feature (phenotype) of that organism.

On the other hand, the term phenotype refers to the observable traits in an organism such as the plant eye color, blood type, height, etc. In other words, it refers to the appearance of an organism based on a pattern of a combination of genetic traits. With that said, the correct answer to this question is "tall pea plant."

This information has actually given the phenotype of the pea plant by describing the height of the pea plant. However, it is important to note that these observable traits in an organism are highly influenced by the genotype. Phenotype is just a physical reflection of your genetic makeup.

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C. Bernthal

C. Bernthal

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C. Bernthal
C. Bernthal, Teacher, MA, P.hD, Seattle

Answered Feb 18, 2021

The answer is “tall pea plant.” When you say genotype, you are referring to the different genetic characteristics of the organism. For example, there are some characteristics that have been passed on from the genes of the parents.

These will be classified as genotypes. When you say phenotype, however, you are referring to the physical characteristics that have been passed on from one generation to another. For example, someone who has blue eyes will be referred to as a phenotype. The fact that the person does not have any genetic trait of having other colored eyes will be considered as a genotype.

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Robert Hazlewood

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Robert Hazlewood, Senior Executive, MBA, Louisville

Answered Feb 16, 2021

Tall Pea Plant is the correct answer to this question. Phenotype is a trait of an organism. We all have phenotypes, for they are the physical characteristics that we have. Examples of this include eye color and hair color.

Height is another example of a phenotype. As the plant is described as tall, this is referring to its height. This is something that we are able to see on the plant, so it would be its phenotype. Genotype is different because it refers to as the genetic makeup of an organism. It is the genes that a person would get from both of their parents.

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E. Dixon

E. Dixon

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Answered Feb 15, 2021

The correct answer to this question is Blubber. The average weight of a whale is 180 tons. This converts over to 360,000 pounds. When it comes to the blubber of the whale, it is the most important part. Depending on the species of the whale and where the whale resides, the blubber could vary in thickness, including one inch to eleven inches.

Blubber gives the whale proper insulation. It helps protect the whale's organs from injury. It also protects the whales from the environment, and it stores the whale's energy. Other large parts of the whale that attribute to the weight include the brain, tail, and fins.

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J. Shatner

J. Shatner

J. Shatner
J. Shatner, Content writer, Boston

Answered Feb 12, 2021

A human being’s traits are programmed into the genes, which are part of the DNA. The gene can exhibit various forms, and a genotype is homozygous. A person will inherit two identical alleles. A genotype is the succeeding allele combination that an organism possesses a particular gene.

A phenotype relates to the organism’s visible traits and characteristics because of the genetic material and environmental factors. It is a different form of that genotype because the phenotype is not always inherited from the parents. Phenotype is influenced by genotype and other variables such as lifestyle, environment, and epigenetic changes.

Some examples of phenotypes consist of the color of the eyes, texture of the hair, specific blood group, and height. A genotype is the genetic structure of an organism, while a phenotype is a discernible character of an organism.

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semsem612

semsem

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Answered May 20, 2019

Tall Pea plant
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