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Give reasons why acquired characters are not inherited.

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  • Acquired characters are the results of our body’s response to external stimuli such as food, disease, climate change. 
  • This results in a development of particular trait where change of phenotype is observed. 
  • But for characters to get inherited to generation Genotype of an organism should be changed. 
  • In acquired characters there is no change in the DNA of germ cells.
  • Hence acquired characters cannot be inherited.

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