Mention any two points of difference between acquired and inherited traits

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  1. Mention any two points of difference between acquired and inherited traits.
  2. If the tail of a mouse is cut for twenty one generations, will the tail occur in the twenty second generation of that mouse? Give reason to support your answer.
  3. Define the term Natural Selection.

Answer:

  1. The mouse will continue to have information for presence of tail in its DNA. So, it will- continue to have tail because absence of tail is an acquired trait.
  2. Natural selection means that nature selects the best trait in a species, leading to survival of fittest and evolution of species.