paramutation


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paramutation

[¦par·ə·myü′tā·shən]
(genetics)
A mutation in which one member of a heterozygous pair of alleles permanently changes its partner allele.
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Paramutation is the process that produces multicolored corn kernels, for instance.
This year's volume contains 28 reviews on such topics as the control of mitotic spindle length, trans-membrane signaling proteoglycans, a new wave of cellular imaging, rolling cell adhesion, chromatin regulatory mechanism in pluripotency, paramutation and development, regulatory mechanisms for specification and patterning of plant vascular tissues, stem cell models of cardiac development and disease, and a decade of systems biology.
gene silencing, paramutation, genomic imprinting, position effect, etc.