extranuclear inheritance


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cy·to·plas·mic in·her·i·tance

transmission of characters dependent on self-perpetuating elements not nuclear in origin (for example, mitochondrial DNA).
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extranuclear inheritance

The transmission of cellular genes which are specific to a structure found outside the nucleus—e.g., mitochondrion.
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extranuclear inheritance

See CYTOPLASMIC INHERITANCE.
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