what is the difference/relationship between character, Alleles, and traits?
Trait and characters are same wheres alleles differ from traits.
Trait is a phenotypic character we are look in a person(e.g. height, skin colour, eye colour, etc.)
Alleles are different alternative forms of a gene. (e.g. gene for height has two alleles- tall and dwarf)
|Alleles are the alternative forms of genes.||Character or trait is the physical expression of the gene.|
|Allele is in a specific location in the chromosome.||Character or trait is a physical expression and so, does not have any location on the chromosome.|
|Allele may be in homozygous state or heterozygous state.||Character/trait does not have homozygous or heterozygous state.|
|Allele is a small segment of DNA.||Character/trait is a product of biochemical reactions.|
|Alleles carry information which is responsible for a trait of an individual.||Character/trait is a characteristic of an individual.|