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heritable

1. capable of being inherited; inheritable
2. Chiefly law capable of inheriting
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'Nonmutagenic,' and hence epigenetic, carcinogens may heritably alter DNA methylation without changing the underlying DNA sequence and be carcinogenic not primarily because of their overt mutability, but rather as the result of their ability to promote DNA hypermethylation of important cancer-related
However, long-term exposure effects on DNA methylation may also be possible in buccal cells if exposure affects the basal or progenitor cells from which the surface epithelium is formed, or if methylation marks, once altered, are heritably passed on from one generation of cells to the next.
A plant's vascular system can selectively transport across graft junctions endogenous elements such as full-length RNAs, sRNAs, proteins, hormones, metabolites and vitamins, and even elicit epigenetic effects, heritably changing the way genes are expressed without changing the actual DNA sequence.