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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.
These included examples of classic Mendelian inheritance patterns (e.g., recessive, dominant, X-linked); however, the final pedigree illustration demonstrated an unusual pattern: maternal inheritance. The introduction of this non-Mendelian inheritance pattern led to a discussion of mitochondrial genetics, with an emphasis on the contribution of mtDNA to oxidative phosphorylation and the important harmful consequences of mtDNA mutations on this process.
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.
Hosts may acquire zooxanthellae either by maternal inheritance or from the surrounding seawater.
In this study, parental, F1, F2, and backcross populations were used: 1) to quantify maternal inheritance, degree of dominance, and transgressive segregation; and 2) to determine whether CI 13227 and L-574-1 share any resistance genes.
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.
Plastid inheritance in angiosperms can be paternal, maternal, or biparental, although maternal inheritance seems to be more widespread than biparental (Hageman & Schroder, 1989; Mogensen, 1996).
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).
Maternal inheritance: genes are passed from one generation to the next through the mother.
Studies focused on few modern horse breeds clearly illustrates that the paternal inheritance with nuclear DNA analysis shows limited diversity while maternal inheritance had highly significant diversity (Lindgren et al.,2004; Ling et al., 2010).

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