What is the difference between a genotype and a phenotype?



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    It’s a pretty big difference. The genotype is the set of genes that an organism carries while the phenotype is the physical characteristics of an organism. The genotype typically influences the phenotype, but the environment can also have an impact on the phenotype of an organism.

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    A simple mnemonic device I used in Biology to remember the difference between these two: GENotype is the GENetic makeup or gene that an organism has; PHenotype is the PHysical expression of the gene or genotype. A simple example is an eye color genotype and the blue eyes (the expression of that genotype) would be the phenotype.

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