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Phenetic classification is based on


A
The ancestral lineage of existing organisms
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B
Observable characteristics of existing organisms
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C
Dendograms based on DNA characteristics
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D
Sexual characteristics
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Solution

The correct option is B Observable characteristics of existing organisms
Phenetic classification of organisms are based on measurable similarities and differences rather than genetic makeup and evolutionary descent. Option B is correct as observable characteristics of existing organisms refers to the similarities and differences in the characteristics of an organism rather than  genetics.
Therefore, the correct answer is option B.

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