Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Female Genomic Imprinting

NonMendelian phenomenon in which the expression of a gene depends on inheritance from the mother of two homologous copies of a gene. Double copies of certain alleles inherited from a female seem to control normal embryogenesis. Aka parental imprinting.

Cf. male genomic imprinting.

See genomic imprinting and Haig hypothesis.

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