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Difference between phenotype and morphology

by Prashasti
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Prashasti
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Apr8-14, 11:16 AM
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What is the difference between phenotype and morphology? As far as I know, both the words convey the same meaning, external observable characteristics.
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Ryan_m_b
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Apr8-14, 11:19 AM
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Morphology refers to structure and form. Phenotype is all the characteristics displayed by an organism which includes morphology, biochemistry, behaviour etc.
abitslow
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Apr9-14, 02:04 PM
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Yup Ryan pegged it.
Morphology is shape and structure. Phenotype is ANY measurable characteristic (which is all or partly correlated with genetics). IOW, the fact that anger can be observed in primates, and not in alfalfa means it is a phenotype.


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