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Maternal effect

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The effect on the offspring as determined by maternal factors (e.g. milk yield, uterine environment, and maternal genotype).


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Re: Can you think of an evolutionary reason for this?

... in the house also correlates with early puberty. Evidence links maternal depression with developing early. " http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/01/magazine/puberty-before-age-10-a-new-normal.html?pagewanted=4&_r=4 ... : P This whole thing is nonsense. Study is correlation NOT cause and effect. ...

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by Cat
Fri Sep 28, 2012 3:12 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Can you think of an evolutionary reason for this?
Replies: 8
Views: 4476

Phenotypes of Fruit Flies

... 1) Assume that the four-winged trait is due to an autosomal recessive maternal effect allele. Genetic Hypothesis 2) Assume that the four-winged trait is due to an X-linked ...

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by Steven7373
Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:47 pm
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Phenotypes of Fruit Flies
Replies: 3
Views: 4886

Being in love...

... one umbrella. If you ask me why love exists, I'd say it is just the effect of natural selection. How it came to be is however a sort of coincidence. ... have had a revolutionary effect on evolution of all present mammals is maternal love . Why do I say so? I'll let you figure that out. (Hint: I ...

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by deostroll
Tue Nov 20, 2007 2:44 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Being in love...
Replies: 23
Views: 8234

DNA and Chromosome evolution

... I made about the single Y is that pairing has, so far as I know, no effect on damage repair. It affects variation in individuals (since you're ... a problem with your paternal Chromosome 3 by checking it against the maternal Chromosome 3. Paired or unpaired shouldn't affect repair. For the ...

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by Darby
Mon Apr 16, 2007 4:55 pm
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: DNA and Chromosome evolution
Replies: 4
Views: 2521

hear the spring peepers-endangered

... very difficult to determine if the presence of pesticides was having an effect on the frogs. This was because pond waters where these frogs were ... in the river, the deformities in the young frogs was being caused by maternal transfer. Maternal transfer occurs when toxins stored in the mother’s ...

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by AstusAleator
Mon Mar 06, 2006 8:40 pm
 
Forum: Ecology
Topic: hear the spring peepers-endangered
Replies: 44
Views: 30182
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