maternal inheritance


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maternal inheritance

[mə′tərn·əl in′her·əd·əns]
(genetics)
The acquisition of characters transmitted through the cytoplasm of the egg.
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Thereby, embracing Kierkegaard's acceptance of ambiguity and absurdity--Lo raro es vivir the protagonist makes an (in)deci-sion (tomando indecisiones) to embrace her maternal inheritance and continue the struggle to live meaningfully in an incomprehensible world.
Nevertheless, in Lilium longiflorum, a species with maternal inheritance, nucleases are active in the ripe pollen grain, whereas they are not present in Pelargonium zonale, a species with biparental inheritance.
Mitochondrial genes demonstrate the pattern of maternal inheritance.

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