mendelian inheritance

(redirected from Mendel's law of segregation)

men·de·li·an in·her·i·tance

(men-dē'lē-ăn in-her'i-tans),
inheritance in which stable and undecomposable characters controlled entirely or overwhelmingly by a single genetic locus are transmitted over many generations. See: Mendel first law, law of segregation, law of independent assortment.
Synonym(s): alternative inheritance (1)

Mendelian inheritance

Any hereditary process which can be explained in terms of simple mendelian genetics—segregation of chromosomes, independent assortment and homologous exchange.

men·de·li·an in·her·i·tance

(men-dē'lē-ăn in-her'i-tăns)
Inheritance in which stable and undecomposable characters controlled entirely or overwhelmingly by a single genetic locus are transmitted over many generations.
See: law of segregation, law of independent assortment

Mendelian inheritance

An inheritance pattern for autosomal gene pairs. The genetic trait displayed results from one parent's gene dominating over the gene inherited from the other parent.

Mendel,

Gregor Johann, Austrian geneticist, 1822-1884.
Mendel first law - factors that affect development retain their individuality from generation to generation, do not become contaminated when mixed in a hybrid, and become sorted out from one another when the next generation of gametes is formed. Synonym(s): law of segregation
Mendel second law - different hereditary factors assort independently when the gametes are formed. Synonym(s): law of independent assortment
mendelian character - an inherited character under the control of a single locus.
mendelian inheritance - inheritance in which stable and undecomposable characters controlled by a single genetic locus are transmitted over many generations. Synonym(s): alternative inheritance
mendelian ratio - the ratio of progeny with a particular phenotype or genotype expected in accordance with Mendel law among the offspring of matings specified as to genotype or phenotype.

men·de·li·an in·her·i·tance

(men-dē'lē-ăn in-her'i-tăns)
Inheritance in which stable and undecomposable characters controlled entirely or overwhelmingly by a single genetic locus are transmitted over many generations.

Mendelian inheritance

(mendē´lēən),
n.pr (Mendel's laws, mendelian laws) two basic genetic principles were established: the law of segregation and the law of independent assortment. According to the law of segregation, the genetic characteristics of a species are represented in the somatic cells by a pair of units called genes that separate during meiosis so that each gamete receives only one gene for each trait. According to the law of independent assortment, the members of a gene pair on different chromosomes segregate independently from other pairs during meiosis, so that the gametes offer all possible combinations of factors.

Mendelian

pertaining to mendel's laws.

Mendelian inheritance
the patterns of inheritance (1) as explained by Mendel's laws.
Mendelian rate
an expression of the numerical relations of the occurrence of distinctly contrasted mendelian characteristics in succeeding generations of hybrid offspring.