Inheritance of traits, usually via the maternal line, controlled by an extrachromosomal element.
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- 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.