What Is a Phenotype? - Definition & Example


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What is the relationship between an individual's genotype and their phenotype?

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1. Which is an example of a phenotype?

2. Are phenotypes caused by genes or environment?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

A phenotype is defined as the traits of an animal that we can observe. This quiz and worksheet combo will help you with your understanding of the characteristics and causes of phenotypes in animals. You will be quizzed on things such as the causes and examples of phenotypes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • The relationship between genotypes and phenotypes
  • Examples of phenotypes
  • The causes of phenotypes
  • Why there must be many genes for eye color
  • Why people today are taller than they were a hundred years ago

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about phenotypes, where they come from, and examples of them
  • Defining key concepts - make sure you understand key concepts, such as phenotype and genotype
  • Making connections - Make sure you can understand the relationship between phenotypes and genotypes

Additional Learning

To learn more about phenotypes, review the corresponding lesson What Is a Phenotype? - Definition & Example. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Definition of a phenotype
  • Examples of phenotypes
  • Traits caused by multiple genes
  • Environmental effect on phenotypes