Give reasons why acquired characters are not inherited.

Acquired characters are the traits acquired by an organism during his lifetime, based on lifestyle. These traits are not passed from one generation to another as these characters/traits/changes are not linked with DNA.

For example, if a person got naturally curly hair and a good muscle physique, then the texture of the hair is inherited to his son as it is an inherited trait, but his son doesn't get the same muscle physique as it is an acquired trait.

His son has to work hard to develop the same muscle physique as this trait is not linked with DNA.


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