World Geography Questions (MCQs) for UPSC, State PCS & SSC Examinations

Q.  Which among the following describe the physical characteristics of an individual?
1: Phenotypic Traits
2: Genotypic Traits
Select the correct code from the options given below:


a. Only 1
b. Only 2
c. Both 1 & 2
d. Neither 1 & 2


ANSWER: See Answer
 
Racial classification is given to a group of individuals, who share a certain number of anthropological traits, which is necessary such that they are not confused with others. There are two aspects to distinguish people based on phenotypic and genotypic traits.
Phenotypic Traits: Phenotypic traits are the physical characteristics of an individual.
Genotypic Traits: A new approach to classify human races is based on some genetic traits. e.g. Blood Groups, Dermatoglyphics, Hemoglobin variants, etc.
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