Formative Practice 12.2 (Form 5 Biology Textbook Exercise and Answer)

Question 1:
State the meaning of:
(a) Inheritance
(b) Characteristic

(a) Inheritance is the transfer of characteristic from parent to progeny or from one generation to the next generation.
(b) Characteristic is a physical feature that is inherited or non-inherited.

Question 2:
Give two examples of inheritable characteristics in humans.

Any two human characteristics: Ability to roll tongue / presence of dimples / eye colour / type of hair

Question 3:
Give two examples of traits for eye colour.

Trait for eye colour: brown / blue

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