Check sibling questions

Differentiate between inherited and acquired traits





1. Heritable - passed on from generation to generation

1. Non-heritable - cannot be passed on from generation to generation.

2. Traits are present since birth

2. Traits appear due to experience in the lifetime

3. Produce changes in reproductive cells

3. Produce changes in non-reproductive cells

4. Plays a role in evolution

4. Cannot play role in evolution

5. For Example - Blood Group - the blood group of the child is determined by the blood group of the parents

5. For Example - Muscles of a bodybuilder - A body builder has to work hard on their fitness and physique before they acquire their desired body and muscles.


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