- the genetic makeup of an organism or group of organisms with reference to a single trait, set of traits, or an entire complex of traits.
- the sum total of genes transmitted from parent to offspring.
Origin of genotype
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Corresponding closely in general characters with S. macroceros (Grube), the genotype.
The branchi, as in the genotype and other species, strongly asymmetrically developed.
My impression is that Allen's trinitatis, of Trinidad, the genotype of Proechimys, will eventually be split.Speciation in the Brazilian Spiny Rats
- the genetic constitution of an organism
- a group of organisms with the same genetic constitution
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Word Origin and History for genotype
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- The genetic constitution of an organism or a group of organisms.
- A group or class of organisms having the same genetic constitution.
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- The genetic makeup of an organism as distinguished from its physical characteristics. Compare phenotype.
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