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    Stands of aspen trees often are a series of genetically identical individuals, with each succeeding tree growing from the severed shoot of another tree. Using what you've learned of genetics would you expect one aspen tree in a stand to differ greatly from another in its phenotype? Would you expect each to look exactly like the next in terms of phenotype? Evaluate.

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    The genotype lies beneath the phenotype. Another way to think of this is that the phenotype is a result of the genotype. Genotype directs phenotype. Genotype refers to the genetics. Phenotype refers to the outward ...

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    The expert examines the genetics to determine why aspen trees differ from another in its phenotype.