Q. 144.6( 5 Votes )

State the meaning

Answer :

Acquired Traits:

1. These are not inherited instead they gets developed in the response of surrounding environment.

2. These traits are not genetical and therefore can not be passed to the future generation.

Example of acquired trait is:

When a beetle starves due to lack of food, it looses its weight. This trait is acquired one.

Inherited Traits:

1. These traits are acquired by change in the genes.

2. These can be passed on to the future generation.

Example: color variation in a group of beetles.

Acquired traits are not passed to next generation because they are not genetical and are developed in response to the surrounding environment.

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