Definition of genetic imprinting in English:
The differential expression of genetic traits depending on the parent from which they were inherited.
- Maintenance of a constant expression profile in a population exhibiting genetic imprinting will be most effective if the organism has a mechanism to reverse any imprint in the subsequent generation.
- He said genetic imprinting meant fish from Miller Beck returned there in later life to spawn.
- In the phenomenon called genetic imprinting, a chromosome such as the X chromosome can be altered depending on whether it was passed on from one's mother or from one's father.
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