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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Recently, the mechanism of maternal inheritance of mitochondrial and plastid genomes (DNAs) has been summarized in a special issue.
Put another way, the point of maternal inheritance in Lo raro is not to bind, but rather to free one up to the possibilities found in not knowing what is in store.
recessive, dominant, X-linked); however, the final pedigree illustration demonstrated an unusual pattern: maternal inheritance.
Ideas of maternal inheritance and the speaker's own tabula rasa confiate in the image of the mountain, "Sineh Sefid" (in Khalvati's own translation, "Mount White Breast"), which is illuminated and upon which the light of the sun is projected and reflects under the speaker's calm gaze.
This response provides the first evidence for maternal inheritance of cpDNA in buffalograsses.
This may result in low selective pressure for the evolution of maternal inheritance in tropical regions, as zooxanthellae are readily available from exogenous sources to infect potential hosts (Buddemeier and Fautin, 1993; Kinzie et al.
Finally, the maternal inheritance of mtDNA can prove advantageous in cases involving missing persons, even though this fact also makes it less discriminating than nuclear DNA because any person who is a member of the same maternal lineage will have the same mtDNA sequence.
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.
Resemblance between mothers and offspring due to Mendelian inheritance can be altered by phenotypic effects of a mother on her young, termed maternal inheritance (Kirkpatrick and Lande 1989, 1992; Lande and Kirkpatrick 1990).
Mitochondrial genes demonstrate the pattern of maternal inheritance.
While the maternal inheritance of certain gene variants are necessary for the development of pattern hair loss, they are not sufficient.
Early breeder realized that maternal inheritance contributed specifically to the gene flow during domestication (Petersen et al.

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