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“But height is also determined by nurture; during the last century the overall height within populations increased in almost all countries that industrialized and improved both hygiene and nutrition. This trend is not related to changing genes. The genotype is all the specific gene versions an organism possesses. The phenotype is the detectable outward manifestation of a genotype and is also influenced by the environment (e.g., hair color). The genotypic composition of these populations did not change drastically during that time. This shows that organisms have great phenotypic plasticity (an observable change of a genetically controlled trait) for certain traits, i.e., genes produce a wide range of phenotypes across a range of environments.”

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Englbrecht, Claudia. “Nature v. Nurture.” American Museum of Natural History, n.d.  (PUT DATE OF ACCESS HERE). <>.

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Englbrecht, C. (n.d.). Nature v. nurture. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved from

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