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organismal phenotype

Tuesday 23 August 2022


Definition: The organismal phenotype is the appearance of an organism with respect to a particular character or group of characters (physical, biochemical, and physiologic).

It is a result of the interaction of its genotype and its environment. This term is often used to define the consequences of a particular mutation.

See also

- cellular phenotype
- tissular phenotype
- phenotype
- phenotypic expression
- standardized phenotyping protocols
- phenotypic changes

- phenotypic variation

  • phenotypic modualtion


- Wong AH, Gottesman II, Petronis A. Phenotypic differences in genetically identical organisms: the epigenetic perspective. Hum Mol Genet. 2005 Apr 15;14 Spec No 1:R11-8. PMID: 15809262

- Kell DB. Genotype-phenotype mapping: genes as computer programs. Trends Genet. 2002 Nov;18(11):555-9. PMID: 12414184