Definition of cytoplasmic inheritance in English:

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cytoplasmic inheritance

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[mass noun]
Inheritance of traits, usually via the maternal line, controlled by an extrachromosomal element.
Example sentences
  • Maternal cytoplasmic inheritance has been considered to be an established feature in many angiosperms and all animals.
  • Winge also published on cytoplasmic inheritance in hops and on the inheritance of eye color in humans and of coat color in horses.
  • Darlingon began to espouse cytoplasmic inheritance and was therefore criticized for Lamarckianism, a concept that he had fought for so long.

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