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Inherited vs Acquired Traits
Transcript of Inherited vs Acquired Traits
organism. Traits can include things like hair color, eye color, tooth shape, bone size, or muscle structure. Traits come in two varieties: acquired and inherited. Just like you, animals can develop useful abilities. These acquired traits can not be passed on genetically. You can't inherit your parent's knowledge, skills, or ideas, and it doesn't work that way with other organisms either. Acquired traits include things such as calluses on fingers, and larger muscle size. Behaviors that help an organism survive would also be considered acquired characteristics. Examples include where to hide, and what animals to hide from. For plants, acquired traits might include bending because of wind or growths resulting from insect bites. Most of our traits are inherited. In organisms, inherited traits must come from a parent or other ancestor genes. A trait may seem to skip a generation or even two or three, but if a trait shows up it must have been present in an ancestor.Inherited traits include things such as hair color, eye color, muscle structure, bone structure, and even traits like the shape of a nose. For animals, it may include things like the stripes on a tiger, or a skunks ability to spray. Plants may inherit traits such as the flavor of fruit from different apple trees. All plants and animals that reproduce pass on traits to their offspring. Sources: http://utahscience.oremjr.alpine.k12.ut.us/sciber01/7th/cells/html/inhvsacq.htm My science notebook :)