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Non-Mendelian inheritance



A type of inheritance wherein the patterns of phenotypes do not accord with those as expected in Mendelian laws on inheritance.


Non-Mendelian inheritance includes extranuclear inheritance, gene conversion, infectious heredity, genomic imprinting, mosaicism, and trinucleotide repeat disorders.


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Question about hair color and tallness inheritance

Hello there! So i dont know much about genetics yet, but im very open minded about it. The situation is my father has dark brown hair and he had a wife back then and they made two children but they divorced. Both of the children have ginger hair. My mother has very dark brown hair and my sister has ...

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by hitom
Thu Aug 07, 2014 9:58 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Question about hair color and tallness inheritance
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Genetics Pedigree Help Required

Based on the information in the pedigree of Family B, is inheritance of this hearing loss trait consistent with an autosomal dominant or autosomal recessive pattern? (Tip: assume autosomal dominant and assign genotypes of affected and unaffected individuals, ...

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by TheBell
Fri Mar 21, 2014 8:49 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Genetics Pedigree Help Required
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Re: Genes in the same linkage group are inherited together?

The map distance tells you how closely linked the genes are. The shorter the map distance, the higher the probability of co-inheritance and the more tightly linked the genes are ("tightly linked" and "close map distance" are pretty much synonymous). "the closer ...

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by jonmoulton
Wed Jul 17, 2013 2:51 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Genes in the same linkage group are inherited together?
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meiome and genome

I thought eukaryote genetic inheritance came simply from the adding together of (recombinant) haploid chromosomes in the new zygote. But there is a lot of RNA involved? A crowd of unique proteins and mRNA in addition to the chromosomes ...

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by mattw
Sun May 05, 2013 2:58 am
Forum: Genetics
Topic: meiome and genome
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Re: mutations and dependencies

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by wildfunguy
Sat Feb 23, 2013 3:50 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: mutations and dependencies
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