parental imprinting


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parental imprinting

[pə¦ren·təl ′im‚print·iŋ]
(genetics)
The condition whereby the extent of gene expression depends upon the sex of the parent that transmits the gene. Also known as genomic imprinting.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Efstratiadis, "Parental imprinting of the mouse insulin-like growth factor II gene," Cell, vol.
This epigenetic phenomenon is termed parental imprinting (Jirtle & Weidman, 2007).

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