Encyclopedia of Entomology

2008 Edition
| Editors: John L. Capinera

Maternally Inherited

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6359-6_1744

Characters that are transmitted primarily by cytoplasmic genetic factors, including mitochondria, viruses, etc., derived from the maternal parent. This is also known as cytoplasmic inheritance or extranuclear heredity.

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