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prepotency

(prē-pōt′n-sē)
n.
1. The condition of being greater in power, influence, or force than another or others; predominance.
2. Genetics The ability of one parent, variety, or strain to transmit individual traits to an offspring, apparently to the exclusion of the other parent, variety, or strain.
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Ferster noted that an absence of positively reinforced behavior may be due to the strength and prepotency of escape and avoidance behaviors and it may be difficult to ascertain the controlling variables in a given case.
21] I will contend that d'Urfe showcases the written word's prepotency only to allow the writing process to destabilize textual authority; he then proposes a new paradigm for writing based on a model which overtly appropriates the vicissitudes of speech.
iii) Pollen from the two genotypes was equal in prepotency.
The reinforcement contingencies of the present study may have controlled self-reports so strongly that referent performance, rather than assuming prepotency over attentional resources at the expense of self-observation, wilted in "the heat of battle" caused by time pressure.
It is a fact that many great sires, Sadler's Wells and Danehill included, have been pure-breeding bays, but so have a lot of rank-bad sires, so that little area of prepotency signifies nothing of any consequence.
But prepotency for coat colour should not be taken as an indication that a horse is prepotent for any characteristics more meaningful in the athletic ability department.
But it was just a footnote to the unlikely tale of how a EUR32 million syndication became an industry worth close to half a billion pounds, all generated by one horse blessed with the gifts of prepotency, fertility and stamina - gifts as sought after and nearly as hard to grasp as the mythical fountain of youth in the dreams and schemes of stallion masters everywhere.
A geneticist would understand that the result varies depending on prepotency, lack of dominance, etc, which is not understood by reading books or studying into the early hours trying to find those affinities without a statistical understanding of the subject.
A great sire's own prepotency is the key to his success, and he shows it by transmitting his superior genes to progeny of mares from a variety of backgrounds.