An environmentally caused phenotype that mimics a genetic trait. For example, epilepsy can be caused by mutations in single genes (with genetic heterogeneity), and, among other causes, by brain injury, which produces a phenocopy of genetic epilepsy.
An individual in whom a phenotype, normally associated with a mutant gene, has been brought about by some factor in the environment.
FEEN-o-kop-ee An environmentally caused trait that resembles an inherited trait. 276
A environmentally-induced phenotype that mimics one caused by genetic factors
A trait not caused by inheritance of a gene but appears to be identical to a genetic trait.
a trait which appears to be identical to a genetic trait, but which is caused by non-genetic factors. [Source: NHBLI/NCBI Glossary
An environmentally induced phenotype that resembles the phenotype produced by a mutation.
A phenocopy is an individual whose phenotype (generally referring to a single trait), under a particular environmental condition, is identical to the one of another individual whose phenotype is determined by the genotype. In other words the phenocopy environmental condition mimics the phenotype produced by a gene.