Q. 183.8( 5 Votes )

What is meant by acquired and inherited traits? Explain with one example each.

Answer :

Acquired traits are not inherited by the organism genetically but by environmental conditions present around the organism or the environmental conditions in which the organism lives. For example, Beetles will reduce in weight if not given enough food.

Whereas,


Inherited traits are those characteristics that an organism inherits from his/her parents i.e., passed on genetically through DNA. (Change in DNA). For example –Change of beetles in color from red to green.


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