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

Asked by J. Pollock, Last updated: Jan 04, 2020

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E. Austin

E. Austin

Answered 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. ...Read More
 

K. Myers

K. Myers, Blogger, Chicago

Answered 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. ...Read More
 

K. Myers

K. Myers, Blogger, Chicago

Answered 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. ...Read More
 

E. Barnes

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E. Barnes, Professional Gamer, Professional Gamer, Washington

Answered 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. ...Read More
 

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