Q. 2 4.1( 79 Votes )

Why is the traits acquired during the life-time of an individual not inherited?

Answer :

A trait can be only inherited when it brings a change in genes present in the gametes of an organism. Changes in non-reproductive tissues cannot be passed on to DNA of germ cells. Therefore traits acquired during lifetime of an individual are not inherited by the offspring because they are changes in somatic cells and not in germ cells.

Rate this question :

How useful is this solution?
We strive to provide quality solutions. Please rate us to serve you better.

Select the incorrect statement from the following:

Lakhmir Singh & Manjit Kaur- Biology