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1. Of or pertaining to a father; fatherly; showing the disposition of a father; guiding or instructing as a father; as, paternal care. Under paternal rule.

2. Received or derived from a father; hereditary; as, a paternal estate. Their small paternal field of corn. (Dryden) Paternal government, the assumption by the governing power of a quasi-fatherly relation to the people, involving strict and intimate supervision of their business and social concerns, upon the theory that they are incapable of managing their own afffairs.

Origin: L. Paternus, fr. Pater a father: cf. F. Paternel. See Father.

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Turner Syndrome and X chromosomes

... us that one X chromosome in women is always bundled up, and we have some cells with the maternal x chromosome bunched up, and the others have the paternal x chromosome bunched up. Essentially, only one is in use at any given time, right? I asked how this affects females with Turner Syndrome and ...

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by ofekistit
Sun Nov 17, 2013 3:33 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Turner Syndrome and X chromosomes
Replies: 1
Views: 881

Re: What causes dominance between alleles?

... (and a fairly common one). When you have two healthy alleles for a particular gene, one copy on a maternal and one on the corresponding paternal chromosome (and excluding the sex chromosomes), then usually both copies are making transcripts. Maternal - good protein Paternal - good protein ...

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by jonmoulton
Fri Aug 09, 2013 7:45 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: What causes dominance between alleles?
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Views: 2893

X chromosome inactivation

... knowledge this is not considered as "X chromosome inactivation". In mammals, X chromosome inactivation is random and can happen on the paternal or on the maternal X chromosome. hope it helps!

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by cathbr
Thu Jul 18, 2013 3:56 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: X chromosome inactivation
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Views: 1525

Recombination vs. Recombinants

1. You have a tetrad in crossover (say AB maternal and CD paternal): ------------A---------/---------B--------- ------------A---------/---------B--------- ------------C---------/---------D--------- ------------C---------/---------D--------- Crossover ...

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by Cat
Thu Sep 20, 2012 6:18 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Recombination vs. Recombinants
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Views: 1400

Re: Genetics Homeworkkk!!! PLEASE HELP

... #1, X, and Y, draw the correct configuration of chromosomes for Metaphase of Mitosis and one possibility for Metaphase of Meiosis 1. Shade in the paternal chromosomes and label the appropriate chromatid with the correct gene symbol for the Glowing Green Blood Degree 3 allele it carries. Be sure ...

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by david23
Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:03 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Genetics Homeworkkk!!! PLEASE HELP
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