matroclinous inheritance


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matroclinous inheritance

[mātrō′klinəs]
Etymology: L, mater, mother; Gk, klinein, to incline
a form of heredity in which the traits of the offspring have been transmitted from the mother.

matroclinous inheritance

A pattern of inheritance in which all progeny have the mother’s genotype and phenotype.

matroclinous inheritance

Genetics Inheritance in which all progeny have the mother's phenotype. See Inheritance, Phenotype, Progeny.

matroclinous inheritance

a system in which all offspring of a cross have the PHENOTYPE of the mother. see CYTOPLASMIC INHERITANCE. Compare PATROCLINOUS INHERITANCE.