cytoplasmic inheritance(redirected from Extranuclear Inheritance)
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cytoplasmic inheritance[‚sīd·ə′plaz·mik in′her·ə·təns]
The control of genetic difference by genes carried in cytoplasmic organelles such as mitochondria or chloroplasts. Also known as extrachromosomal inheritance.
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