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glossary:genotype [2012/10/16 14:40] (current)
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|+||The genetic constitution (the genome) of a [[cell]], an individual or an [[organism]]. The genotype is distinct from its expressed features, or [[phenotype]]. |
|+||The genotype of a person is her or his [[genetic]] makeup. It can pertain to all genes or to a specific gene.|
|+||By contrast, the phenotype results from the interaction between the genotype and the environment. It is the composite of the characteristics shown by the cell, individual or organism under a particular set of environmental conditions|