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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Evidence of non-Mendelian inheritance patterns was observed at the Ccmic25 locus in Family A3 (Table 4).
These mutations may be inherited (mtDNA is characterized by unique maternal inheritance, a classic example of non-Mendelian inheritance and an important element of this learning plan) or may arise randomly.
Published in the journal Cell, the results highlight the role of the transcription factor dATF-2 in chromatin assembly, marking a major advance in our understanding of non-Mendelian inheritance.
They cover cytogenetic abnormalities, Mendelian and non-Mendelian inheritance, first and second trimester screening, abnormal ultrasound findings, common issues in prenatal diagnosis, and fetal infection and teratogens.
The non-Mendelian inheritance patterns of these conditions indicate that they are part of a complex network of components, which become clinically relevant only when two or more are present at the same time.