Define phenotypic adaptation. Give one example

7/8/2015 CBSE

Define phenotypic adaptation. Give one example.

Answer :

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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