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cyclosis

cyclosis  

A type of cytoplasmic streaming in which the organelles circulate within the cell cytoplasm (e.g. in the passage of food vacuoles in Ciliatea).
cytoplasmic inheritance

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Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2 ed.)

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2008
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the inheritance of characters or traits whose determinants are not located on a chromosome. The determinants may be, e.g., viral,

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A Dictionary of Biomedicine

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2010
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Medicine and health
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The inheritance of parental characters through a nonchromosomal mechanism. The major example is the inheritance of mitochondrial DNA, which is

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A Dictionary of Plant Sciences (3 ed.)

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2013
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A non-Mendelian (extra-chromosomal) inheritance via genes in cytoplasmic organelles. Examples of such organelles are viruses, mitochondria, and plastids.

extranuclear genes

extranuclear genes  

Genes included in the DNA present in organelles other than the nucleus, such as the mitochondria and chloroplasts, some of which code for the synthesis of proteins. The DNA of these organelles is ...
non-Mendelian gene

non-Mendelian gene  

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Any gene that does not conform to a Mendelian mechanism of inheritance or is not inherited in accordance with Mendel's laws, notably the genes encoded in mitochondrial DNA and in plasmids.
reciprocal cross

reciprocal cross  

A cross reversing the roles of males and females to confirm the results obtained from an earlier cross. For example, if the pollen (male) from tall plants is transferred to the stigmas (female) of ...

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