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What is the difference between a phenotype and a genotype?

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Dr. Clarence Grim
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

In brief: Phenotype

phenotype is what we measure such as blood pressure or height.
Genotype it the type so genes you have such as blood group A,B or O. Ever heard of wikipedia? Great resource.

In brief: Phenotype

phenotype is what we measure such as blood pressure or height.
Genotype it the type so genes you have such as blood group A,B or O. Ever heard of wikipedia? Great resource.
Dr. Clarence Grim
Dr. Clarence Grim
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Dr. Michelle Ramirez-joglar
Phenotype refers to the physical characteristics of someone, it is the expression of your genotype (which refers to your genes). For example, a particular genotype would determine if you will have a brown hair vs blond hair phenotype, if you will have a tall vs short phenotype, blue eye vs brown eye phenotype, etc.
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