Kerry H.’s questions
Competitive inhibition is when the inhibitor blocks the active site of an enzyme, preventing substrates from binding. Think of this as a defender blocking the goal in a football game to prevent the other team from scoring. Non-Competitive inhibition is when the inhibitor changes the shape of the active sight so the substrate can no longer bind to the enzyme. This would be like a team changing the shape of the net so that the ball no longer fits inside the goal and the other team cant score.
The genotype of an organism refers to the genes or alleles in their DNA. The phenotype is the physical expression of this gene and can be observed. The phenotype depends upon the genotype but can also be influenced by environmental factors such as diet.
The genotype of an organism is the genetic code in its cells. This genetic constitution of an individual influences – but is not solely responsible for – many of its traits. The phenotype is the visible or expressed trait, such as hair color. The phenotype depends upon the genotype but can also be influenced by environmental factors.