Why Are Traits Acquired During Lifetime Not Inherited?

Traits are inherited during a lifetime cannot be inherited in the successive generation as the changes do not reflect in the DNA of the germ cells. For example, a cricket player cannot pass on his skills on to his next generation as the traits acquired during his lifetime are limited only to non-reproductive cells. However, any mutations in the germ cells can result in the new traits being acquired by the successive generation.

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