monozygotic twins


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monozygotic twins

[¦män·ō‚zī′gäd·ik ′twinz]
(biology)
Twins which develop from a single fertilized ovum. Also known as identical twins.
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Congenital CAVB in monozygotic twins is rarer, and usually defined in the literature as an autoimmune mechanism (2,3).
Curve characteristics I monozygotic twins with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis 3 new twin pairs and a review of the literature.
Although the issue of monozygotic twins is not specifically mentioned in the guidelines for testing, [13] the problems associated with predictive testing in twins have been recognised and, because the result in one would automatically confirm the result in the other, it has been suggested that testing is unwise.
Table 1: Different types of twins from monozygotic twins.
KEY WORDS: Kawasaki disease, Monozygotic twins, Genetic susceptibility, Infection.
Monozygotic twins should be identical in their genetic makeup across the entire genome, whereas dizygotic twins are not genetically identical.
Preferential use of the upper limb is important in genetic theories of asymmetry, because of the distinction between monozygotic twins, which are actually genetically identical, and dizygotic twins, who share on average 50% of genes.
3) Moreover, thyroid hemiagenesis has been documented in monozygotic twins, which suggests a genetic component.
Because it is possible for the embryo to divide early on, forming monozygotic twins, Shannon believes that personhood cannot be conferred until the process of restriction occurs.
Phenotypic and genotypic discordance in monozygotic twins.
The olive leaf extract EFLA943, having antihypertensive actions in rats, was tested as a food supplement in an open study including 40 borderline hypertensive monozygotic twins.
The best material for such studies are monozygotic twins that carry the same genotype.