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List Three Distinguishing Features, in Tabular Form, Between Acquired Traits and the Inherited Traits - Science

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List three distinguishing features, in tabular form, between acquired traits and the inherited traits.

List in tabular form, two distinguishing features between the acquired traits and the inherited traits with one example of each.

Differentiate between the acquired traits and the inherited traits in tabular form, giving one example for each.

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  Acquired Traits Inherited Traits
1. These are somatic variations. These are genetic variations.
2. Acquired traits are developed by an individual during his/her lifetime. Inherited traits are distinguishing qualities or characteristics present in an individual since birth.
3. They are a result of changes in non-reproductive tissues (somatic cells). They are a result of changes in DNA.
4. They cannot be passed on to the germ cells or progeny. They are transmitted to the progeny.
5. Examples include learning dance and riding a bike. Examples include eye colour and skin colour.
Concept: Evolution
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