Define phenotypic adaptation. Give one example.


Define phenotypic adaptation. Give one example.


Phenotypic adaptation involves changes in the body of an organism in response to genetic mutation or certain environmental changes. These responsive adjustments occur in an organism in order to cope with environmental conditions present in their natural habitats. For example, desert plants have thick cuticles and sunken stomata on the surface of their leaves to prevent transpiration. Similarly, elephants have long ears that act as thermoregulators.

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Feb. 7, 2023, 11:31 a.m.
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