biparental inheritance(1) Normal mendelian inheritance, in which the progeny inherits a maternal and a paternal allele of a gene.
(2) A type of extranuclear inheritance, in which both parents contribute organellar DNA to the progeny, as occurs in biparental mitochondrial inheritance in Saccharomyces cerevisiae (a yeast).
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biparental inheritanceGenetics Inheritance of a maternal and a paternal allele of a gene, ie normal mendelian inheritance
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