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A group of genetically identical individuals descended from one progenitor, as a group of trees that have all sprouted from the roots of a single parent; a clone.

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Q. Are there genetic factors involving allergies? My entire family suffers from different allergies. It is clear that there is a connection, is that true?

A. The risk of allergic sensitization and the development of allergies varies with age, with young children most at risk. It is known that there is a strong genetic relation and allergies are usually common among family members. Ethnicity may play a role in some allergies, however racial factors have been difficult to separate from environmental influences and changes due to migration.

Q. Is celiac genetic? I have one son with celiac disease from my first marriage and me second wife is now pregnant,I was wondering what are the chances for this soon to be born daughter of mine to have celiac as well- if I maybe carry the genetic flaw and is there a way to find out?

A. Celiac disease is a very common illness (about 1 in a 100 people suffer from it in different levels), and it is known to have a strong genetic connection. However, there is not one specific mutation that you can get genetic testing to see if you are carrying it. Your soon to be born daughter will have a higher chance than the regular population to suffer from the disease, but it does not necessarily mean she will.

Q. is Bipolar genetic?

A. Bipolar disorder has a very strong genetic background: The approximate lifetime risk of this disease in relatives of a bipolar patient is 40 to 70 percent for a monozygotic (identical) twin and 5 to 10 percent for a first degree relative, compared with 0.5 to 1.5 percent for an unrelated person.

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We notice a high consumption of insects by the common genet which leads us to study this food category in detail.
The diet of the common genet is composed of 275 species.
In our studies, besides sowing in the field, spontaneously established seedlings (rosettes) taken from the arnica collection and edge clones taken from 6-year-old disintegrated genets were used.
ln(midrib length) data differed among individual genets. In this analysis plant genet was a categorial factor with nine levels, and midrib length was a continuous variable used as covariate.
The couple tracked down the cat-like genet - one of Europe's most elusive predators - in the wilds of Spain thanks partly to the animal's strange toilet habits.
All genets present initially and those that became established subsequently were mapped and labeled according to the year of establishment (cf.
The estimated number of tree clusters misclassified as multi-trunk trees (genets coincidentally identical at all nine loci) in the Rainbow population was 0-1 tree clusters (Carsey and Tomback 1994), which should apply as well to the other study populations.
Indeed, Genet's name lent a cachet to the booklet and symposium as none other could.
White's book is some 800 pages long, rivaling the girth of Jean-Paul Sartre's obese "preface" to the 1952 Gallimard edition of Genet, Saint Genet: Comedien et Martyr.
A total of 544 genets was recorded, 310 on unclimbed cliffs (within 87 [m.sup.2]), 208 on previously climbed cliffs (56 [m.sup.2]), and 26 on currently climbed cliffs (42 [m.sup.2]).
A "multi-trunk tree" has more than one trunk, but all comprise a single genet. A "tree cluster" is composed of more than one genet as a consequence of more than one seedling from a seed cache or seed cluster surviving to maturity.