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Differentiate between genotype and phenotype





The genotype of a person is the genetic makeup of that person.

The phenotype of an organism is the whole set of characteristics or traits of that organism. 

It is with reference to the information found in the individual’s cell

A ll the visible traits and the traits that can be made visible under suitable conditions make up the phenotype of the individual.

The genetic makeup of an allele (the gene that decides the flower colour) is the genotype.  

The physical appearance that results from the alleles (for example, the actual purple flower) is called the phenotype .






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