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Protein and vitamin E levels for broiler breed hens. 1. Effects on broiler breed performance, egg composition and performance of their progeny

Protein and vitamin E levels for broiler breed hens. 1. Effects on broiler breed performance, egg composition and... Read More


progeny Offspring; descendants. Origin: L. Progenies, fr. Progigno, to... Read More


Fecundity Definition The meaning of fecundity is the reproductive rate (fecundity rate) or the performance of an individual... Read More

CSHL scientists discover a new way in which epigenetic information is inherited

December 01, 2008 -- A class of small RNAs inherited from the mother determines offspring's fertility... Read More


Definition of Gamete What is a gamete? A gamete is the mature reproductive or sex cell that contains a haploid number of... Read More


A diatom is a unicellular eukaryotic alga characterized by the siliceous covering and symmetry. Diatoms are mostly aquatic,... Read More


Protist Definition What is a protist? All protists are eukaryotes, i.e. organisms with the nucleus. However, they are... Read More

How purple corn and RNA break genetic laws

July 20, 2006 -- A newly cloned gene in corn will help explain how unusual interactions between a parent's genes can have... Read More


Reviewed by: Mary Anne Clark, PhD Genotype and Phenotype The contrasting terms genotype and phenotype are used... Read More

Male Plant Species Eradicates Hermaphrodite Relatives

Male Plant Species Eradicates Hermaphrodite Relatives Oxford University biologists have found a striking example of... Read More

Polygenic inheritance

Reviewed by: Mary Anne Clark, PhD Definition noun A non-Mendelian pattern of inheritance in which a particular... Read More

Insertional mutagenesis

Insertional mutagenesis Generally, mutagenesis of dna by the insertion of one or more bases. Specific examples: 1.... Read More

Selection coefficient

selection coefficient The proportion of progeny or potential progeny not surviving to sexual maturity; usually defined... Read More


Reviewed by: Mary Anne Clark, PhD Evolution Definition Evolution (evo‧lu‧tion, ˈɛvəluːʃ(ə)n) is... Read More

Law of Segregation

Mendel’s Laws of Inheritance The father of genetics, Gregor Mendel, reported his findings in 1860 that was initially... Read More

Mimicking Viruses May Provide New Way To Defeat Them

MADISON - Viruses, often able to outsmart many of the drugs designed to defeat them, may have met their match, according... Read More

Law of Independent Assortment

Reviewed by: Mary Anne Clark, PhD Definition noun (genetics) One of the Mendelian Laws of Inheritance, stating... Read More

Lytic cycle

Definition noun One of the two cycles of viral reproduction (the other being the lysogenic cycle), which is usually... Read More


Codominance definition Codominance is a form of inheritance wherein the alleles of a gene pair in a heterozygote are fully... Read More


Definition noun, plural: heterochronies Refers to the rate of morphological transformations accomplish by the developmental... Read More


Definition noun (1) A crossbreed (2) A hybrid adjective (1) Pertains to progeny produced by crossbreeding or by... Read More

The Amazing Spider Dads

Humans are not the only fathers capable of giving it all for the sake of their progeny. The animal kingdom is teeming with... Read More

Test cross

Definition noun Crossing an organism with dominant genotype to a recessive homozygote for a specific phenotype in order to... Read More

Mitochondrial DNA not just from moms but also from dads?

If one wants to trace down lineage, that person could turn to the cell's powerhouse, the mitochondrion. This organelle... Read More


Imp 1. A shoot; a scion; a bud; a slip; a graft. 2. An offspring; progeny; child; scion. The tender imp was weaned.... Read More

Cells know when to separate at mitosis

How do cells know when to separate during mitosis? A molecule called BubR1 was found to regulate the timing of the division... Read More


Mutagen Definition What is a mutagen? A mutagen is a substance or agent that causes DNA impairment that results in the... Read More


Definition noun (botany) Self-fertilization; a mode of fertilization where fertilization takes place on the flower itself,... Read More

Discrete character

Discrete character --> denumerable character classifiable character that is also countable (e.g., number of progeny, number... Read More


Definition noun (genetics) A type of euploidy wherein the additional set of chromosomes is derived from another species,... Read More


sibship 1. The reciprocal state between individuals who have the same pair of parents. 2. All progeny of one pair of... Read More

Chromosome Pair

Homologous chromosomes.chromosome pair two chromosomes of the full diploid karyotype that are similar in form and function... Read More

Connexin 26

Definition noun A gap junction protein that has been regionally specialize structures on plasma membranes of the contacting... Read More

Law of regression to mean

Law of regression to mean --> Galton's law in a population mating at random, the progeny of a parent with an extreme... Read More


Definition noun, plural: heteroses A tendency of an organism to have superior qualities over those of the parents in... Read More

Genomic imprinting

Definition noun A phenomenon in which the phenotype of the offspring depends on the source of the chromosome containing the... Read More

Sex: It’s Costly But Worth It. Just Ask A Microbe

The next time you mutter about the high cost of relationship maintenance, take comfort in knowing that microbes share your... Read More


Encu Acronym for equivalent normal child unit, an amount of information from any source (linkage analysis, parental, and... Read More