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Paternal inheritance



A form of inheritance wherein the traits of the offspring are paternal in origin due to the expression of extranuclear genetic material (e.g. mitochondrial DNA) that entered the ovum during fertilization.


It is a common notion that mitochondrial DNA is largely derived from the ovum. However, there were recent reports and cases of mitochondrial diseases that indicate inheritance of paternal mitochondrial DNA.


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Question about inheritance

Hello, everyone! I have a question about race and inheritance. Do people inherit their race strictly through their chromosomes? ... a brother of mine instead? So, mapped out, it would look something like: XX (paternal g.grandmother Greek) + XY (paternal g.grandfather Irish/ Native American)= ...

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by njbrigg
Wed Jul 07, 2010 6:02 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Question about inheritance
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Re: question about inheritance of chromosomes

If the child is a boy - then he has inherited his father's father (paternal grandfathers) Y chromosome

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by TMK
Mon Jun 15, 2009 5:53 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: question about inheritance of chromosomes
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