5 Difference Between Gene and Allele

Point of DistinctionGeneAllele
DefinitionGene is defined as a section of DNA that encodes for a certain trait.An allele is defined as a variant form of a gene.
DeterminesIt determines an organism’s genotype.It determines an organism’s phenotype.
 TypesAn allele is a type of gene.Alleles are of two types; Paternal vs maternal
Dominant vs recessive
RoleThe role of genes is to determine individual traits.The role of alleles is to contribute the diversity in phenotype expression.
ExamplesEye color, skin pigmentation, hair color.Dark skin, blue eyes, brown hair.