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Vocabulary Term Details

Acquired characters

Definition (http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/4068/acquired-character)

In biology, modification in structure or function acquired by an organism during its life, caused by environmental factors. With respect to higher organisms, there is no evidence that such changes are transmissible genetically¬óthe view associated with Lamarckism¬óbut, among protozoans and bacteria, certain induced changes are heritable. (Encyclopaedia Britannica)

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Broader TermsNarrower TermsRelated Terms
Biological properties
Acquired immunity
Adaptation
Disease resistance
Genetic inheritance
Pest resistance
Phenology
Photosensitivity
Radiosensitivity
Resistance to injurious factors
Temperature resistance

This term is used for the following terms: 
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Approved Date
14-Oct-2013

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