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PEDIGREE, descents. A succession of degrees from the origin; it is the state of the family as far as regards the relationship of the different members, their births, marriages and deaths; this term is applied to persons or families, who trace their origin or descent.
     2. On account of the difficulty of proving in the ordinary manner by living witnesses, facts which occurred in remote times, hearsay evidence (q.v.) has been admitted to prove a pedigree. 1 Phil. Ev. 186; 1 Stark. Ev. 55; 10 Serg. & Rawle, 383; 2 Supp. to Ves. jr. 110; 8 Com. Dig. 583 1 Pet. 337; 6 Pet., 81; 13 Pet. 209 1 Wheat. 6; 3 Wash. C. C. R. 243; 4 Wash.C.C.R.186; 3Bouv.Inst.n. 3067. Vide Descent; Line.

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The first complex pedigree analysis of five Czech pig breeds was performed.
PEDIG: a fortran package for pedigree analysis suited for large populations.
Pedigree analysis in White Shorthaired goat: First results.
During the first day, the teacher leads the students through the pedigree analysis activity, focusing on mitochondrial genetics, the relationship between mitochondrial dysfunction and human health and disease, and the diagnosis of these patients.
The focus of the first, discussion-based session was to familiarize the students with pedigree analysis and introduce relevant aspects of mitochondrial genetics, particularly within the context of human disease.
It was emphasized that, in combination with clinical and pedigree analysis, appropriate laboratory studies can provide compelling information regarding the diagnosis for each patient.
Pedigree analysis was performed for all affected families to ascertain the probable pattern of inheritance of familial DCM.
Table II summarises the pedigree analysis of the families with DCM that were studied.
These results thus confirm that patient 1, her mother, and patient 2 are heterozygous for the novel HK[alpha][alpha] allele, fully explaining the previous Southern, multiplex-PCR, and pedigree analysis (Fig.
Further confirmation is necessary, either by Southern analysis or the 2-round nested PCR analysis described in this report, or by pedigree analysis of parents and siblings, if available.