Phenocopy
Subject: Health

A phenocopy is usually a variation in phenotype (generally talking about a single trait) which is caused by environmental conditions (often, but not necessarily, during this organism’s development), such that this organism’s phenotype suits a phenotype which is dependent upon genetic factors. It’s not a type involving mutation, as it is non-hereditary. The expression was coined through Richard Goldschmidt within 1935.

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