An acquired trait is the character developed in an individual as a result of environmental influence. These traits are not coded by the DNA of a living organism and therefore cannot be passed on to future generations.
|Inherited Characters||Acquired Characters|
|Inherited characters are passed from one generation to another.||Acquired characters do not pass from one generation to another.|
|These traits are caused due to changes in genes or DNA.||These traits are developed in the response to an environment or lifestyle.|
Inherited are the traits that are inherited from the parents to the offspring. Hair, skin, eye colour, body type, height, and susceptibility to certain diseases are some examples of inherited traits in humans. The inherited traits of an individual are determined by their genes.