Phenotype

A phenotype refers to the observable characteristics or traits of an organism, resulting from the interaction between its genotype (genetic makeup) and the environment.

The phenotype encompasses a wide range of observable traits, including physical features (such as height, eye color, and leaf shape), physiological traits (such as blood type or metabolism), and behavioral characteristics (such as temperament or mating behavior).

Phenotypes can be influenced by both genetic factors and environmental factors. Genetic factors determine the potential range of variation for a particular trait, while environmental factors such as nutrition, temperature, and exposure to stressors can influence how genes are expressed and ultimately contribute to the observed phenotype.

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