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paternal

(pə-tûr′nəl)
adj.
1. Relating to or characteristic of a father or fatherhood; fatherly.
2. Received or inherited from a father: a paternal trait.
3. Related through one's father: my paternal aunt.

pa·ter′nal·ly adv.

paternal

[pətur′nəl]
Etymology: L, pater, father
pertaining to fatherhood, characteristic of a father, or related through a father.

paternal

(pă-tĕr′năl) [L. paternis, fatherly]
Of, pert. to, or inherited from the father.

Paternal

From one's father.
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For example, there was a 19% and 22% increase of non-POD declaration for paternally and maternally expressed small QTL, respectively, when parental breeds were fixed for alternate alleles in design I (Table 3).
Moreover, microsatellite genotyping can detect paternally derived triploidy, but not all cases of paternally derived triploidy result in the phenotype of PHM.
As in much of O'Faolain's longer fiction, her short stories critique the legacy of a paternally endorsed mythology that confines "woman" to the restrictive categories of saint and whore, martyr and malefactor.
As one would expect for the potential mother (84-4, upper left in Figure 3), she has relatively little genetic similarity with the 'father', which would mean that the 'children' inherited traits 164 and 333 paternally.
In the last paragraph of the book, on page 190, Maccoby states that as a leader, the people you need to become collaborators in your success are not going to follow you if you act paternally toward them.
Unlike previous studies that have relied on mitochondrial DNA - which is passed on maternally - to unlock secrets of human migration, researchers in the current study focused on the paternally provided Y chromosome, as it is thought to provide more detailed information.
A group of Havant fans with faces painted yellow and blue posed for national newspaper pictures underneath the Shankly Gates; the passing Reds fans smiled paternally.
One of the most intriguing puzzles in modern immunology involves the "paradox of pregnancy," in which immunologic tolerance to paternally derived fetal antigens is achieved despite an apparently adequate maternal defense against infection.
It is possible that for paternally imprinted genes, biological processes may be impaired as the father ages.
The paternally inherited Y chromosome has become a particularly important tool for such genealogical reconstructions (Jobling 2001) as well as other purposes including: forensics (Jobling and others 1997; Hammer and Zegura 1997); molecular archaeology (Stone and others 1996); nonhuman primate genetics (Stone and others 2002); and human evolutionary studies (Hammer and Zegura 1997; Underhill and others 2000, 2001; Hammer and others 2001; Jobling and Tyler-Smith 2003).
And there I'd be, leaning over a fancy balcony as the sun cast orange-tree shadows on the pavement, perhaps in a paisley dressing-gown and pair of Primark flip-flops, gazing down paternally upon men and women dancing to authentic flamenco in the packed street below, while swallows darted through the warm night air and stray cats slinked unnoticed through forests of table legs.
Thiruchelvan paternally holds an umbrella over a newly articulated family of his wife, their adopted daughter, and her terrorist birth mother.