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parentage

the animal's sire and dam. In animal circles the dam is usually evident, the sire is often a subject of conjecture.

parentage determination
see parentage testing (below).
parentage exclusion testing
see parentage testing (below).
parentage testing
a test originally based on red cell antigens but increasingly on restriction fragment length polymorphisms (RFLPs), also called DNA fingerprinting. The offspring can have only those blood group antigens possessed by one or both of its parents. Identification of the offspring's antigens makes it possible to exclude some possible sires because they carry antigens not possessed by the subject animal. Similarly, the inheritance of a particular RFLP is directly linked to that found in each parent. Called also parentage determination, parentage exclusion testing.
References in classic literature ?
For know, thou art no son of mortal man; Though men esteem thee low of parentage, Thy Father is the Eternal King who rules All Heaven and Earth, Angels and sons of men.
These domestic instincts, when thus tested by crossing, resemble natural instincts, which in a like manner become curiously blended together, and for a long period exhibit traces of the instincts of either parent: for example, Le Roy describes a dog, whose great-grandfather was a wolf, and this dog showed a trace of its wild parentage only in one way, by not coming in a straight line to his master when called.
From, the very first the need of communication, with their subjects must have rendered it necessary for the Normans to acquire some knowledge of the English language; and the children of mixed parentage of course learned it from their mothers.
He was a terror; but the only evidence of imaginative faculty about Fyne was his pride in his wife's parentage.
Afterwards doubting his parentage he inquired of the Delphic god and heard himself the weird declared before to Laius.
With the acquisition of Go-bu-balu, Tarzan had come to realize the responsibilities and sorrows of parentage, without its joys.
In the course of your personal interview with me, you audaciously referred to my late daughter's parentage on the father's side, as if that parentage was a matter of doubt.
His closest parentage was defined in the statement that he was a Russian.
But remembering the medallist of the year before, Razumov, the young man of no parentage, was sobered.
Then, stepping into his extended hand, and condescending to be held out at arm's length, he gave vent to a succession of sounds, not unlike the drawing of some eight or ten dozen of long corks, and again asserted his brimstone birth and parentage with great distinctness.
Simply, the discovery of Oliver's parentage, and regaining for him the inheritance of which, if this story be true, he has been fraudulently deprived.
Mr Swiveller, having always been in some measure of a philosophic and reflective turn, grew immensely contemplative, at times, in the smoking-box, and was accustomed at such periods to debate in his own mind the mysterious question of Sophronia's parentage.

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