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Whats the difference between a genotype and a phenotype?
July 21, 2010 7:05AM
A genotype is the information carried by an organism in it's DNA... essentially the information carried as genes.
ie. you may have a genotype of Bb for a a particular gene, let's say brown hair (one dominant allele, and one recessive allele)
A phenotype is the expression of those genes according to biology's central dogma of
ie. you are expressing the dominant gene of "B" therefore your phenotype is brown hair