Variation and Inheritance

Members of any given species are exactly the same, either inside or outside. Organisms can vary in size, coloration, ability to fight off diseases and countless other traits. The differences we find between different members of same species are called variation. Genetic variation is the genetic differences both within and among populations. Inheritance refers to the physical features that offspring inherit from their parents, such as eye color, shape of nose, mouth and other distinguishing physical characteristics. Inheritance is the passing of traits from parents to their offspring, either through sexual or asexual reproduction. The process by which an offspring cell or organism acquires to the characteristics of its parent cell or organism.


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