Denoting a pattern of inheritance of a trait that corresponds phenotypically to the segregation of known or putative genes at one genetic locus.
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(170) The argument was that when a new plant was reproduced by seed, the desirable characteristics found in the parent would 'divide up among the offspring with mathematical exactness as determined in Mendel's law of heredity, and others produced by the chance union of complementary mendelizing "factors," will not reappear in the progeny.' (171) The problem, in short, was that the characteristics of a sexually reproduced plant changed from generation to generation, making patent protection difficult, if not impossible.