Phenotypes expressed in this image include green pod color, green seed color, yellow seed color, and round seed shape.
Image Credit: Steve Berg
Phenotype is defined as an organism's expressed physical traits. Phenotype is determined by an individual's genotype
and expressed genes
, random genetic variation
, and environmental influences.
Examples of an organism's phenotype include traits such as color, height, size, shape and behavior. Phenotypes indicated in the pea pod images to the right include pod color, pod shape, pod size, seed color, seed shape, and seed size.