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transmission of characters dependent on self-perpetuating elements not nuclear in origin (for example, mitochondrial DNA).
Synonym(s): extranuclear inheritance
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extranuclear inheritanceThe transmission of cellular genes which are specific to a structure found outside the nucleus—e.g., mitochondrion.
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extranuclear inheritanceSee CYTOPLASMIC INHERITANCE.
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