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What is the difference between an Inherited Trait and an Acquired Trait?

Asked by J. Pollock, Last updated: Aug 14, 2019

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E. Austin

E. Austin

Answered on Aug 30, 2019

An inherited characteristic is something that can be forwarded along through the genes, such as hair color, features, or skin tones. An acquired quality is something that can be learned, and it is taught to you by others. Inherited traits are genetically passed down to you from your parents. These are the traits you have been born with, without even having the right to decide whether you want them or not.

An inherited characteristic is something that can be forwarded along through the genes, such as
These are usually permanent and irreversible. An acquired trait is something you learn, and it is passed down to you through teachings. Learning how to sing, dance, write poetry or having some artistic ability are traits that you can select whether you want to learn from others or not.

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K. Myers

K. MyersBlogger, Chicago
Blogger, Chicago

Answered on Aug 14, 2019

The inherited trait is something that you have gotten because of the genes of your family members. For example, getting the same eye shape as your mother’s mean that you have an inherited trait. An acquired trait is something that you may get because of your upbringing. For example, you may start learning how to play a new instrument because you were given a chance to learn how to play that instrument.

The inherited trait is something that you have gotten because of the genes of your family members.
Learning how to play is an acquired trait although some people are naturally good at it. They learn how to play instruments with a lot less effort. Your natural hair color is an inherited trait, if you would check your family members, chances are, they will have the same hair color as yours.

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K. Myers

K. MyersBlogger, Chicago
Blogger, Chicago

Answered on Aug 14, 2019

The inherited trait is something that you have gotten because of the genes of your family members. For example, getting the same eye shape as your mother’s mean that you have an inherited trait. An acquired trait is something that you may get because of your upbringing. For example, you may start learning how to play a new instrument because you were given a chance to learn how to play that instrument.

The inherited trait is something that you have gotten because of the genes of your family members.
Learning how to play is an acquired trait although some people are naturally good at it. They learn how to play instruments with a lot less effort. Your natural hair color is an inherited trait, if you would check your family members, chances are, they will have the same hair color as yours.

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E. Barnes

But Can you play this?

E. BarnesProfessional Gamer, Professional Gamer, Washington
Professional Gamer, Professional Gamer, Washington

Answered on May 24, 2019

Inherited traits are traits passed down from the reshuffling of genetic mutations and material. An acquired trait occurs after birth and is caused by factors such as disease, repeated use, misuse, or environmental influences. Inherited traits have genetic variations, while acquired traits have somatic variations.

Inherited traits are traits passed down from the reshuffling of genetic mutations and material. An
Inherited traits don't die, as they are passed on from generation to generation. Acquired traits are developed over one's lifetime and die when the person dies. Examples of inherited traits are curly hair, skin complexion, and eye color. Acquired traits are things such as learning of a hobby like painting or dancing, or calluses on fingers.

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