Phenotype


An organism’s phenotype is its set of expressed genes. Phenotype differs from genotype, in that an organism’s genotype is the organism’s entire genetic potential, whereas a phenotype is only the genes that are expressed.

For example, a genotype for a human could indicate that that person could grow to be 7 feet tall, but they never grow beyond 6 feet tall. 6 feet tall is their phenotype.

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