noun, plural: zygotic-effect genes
The term zygotic are used to refer genes expressed from the zygote's genome in contrast to the maternal-effect genes expressed solely from the genome of the mother, or the paternal-effect genes expressed solely from the genome of the father.
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This paper describes gene knockdowns in the wasp Nasonia vitripennis by Morpholino antisense oligos, delivered ... "Although parental RNAi in Nasonia is effective for maternal and early zygotic genes ..., it often does not provide significant knockdown of later-acting genes. ...
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