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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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Pedigree analysis is considered as an appropriate method for evaluation of the genetic diversity.
Furthermore, the pedigree quality of the Czech pig population is at an good level when compared our results with some recent pedigree analysis published in pigs.
Pedigree analysis in the Andalusian horse: population structure, genetic variability and influence of the Carthusian strain.
The optimal time frame for this module is 180 minutes of instruction, which allows students to focus on pedigree analysis and the complexities of mitochondrial genetics, participate in the laboratory analysis of "patient" DNA, and assimilate the various data to make reasonable claims about each patient's initial diagnosis of MELAS.
12 Our aims were: (i) to describe the frequency of familial DCM in patients who were diagnosed with DCM and followed up in a cardiomyopathy clinic at the Cardiac Clinic, Groote Schuur Hospital (GSH), Cape Town, from 1 February 1996 to 31 December 2009; (ii) to determine, through pedigree analysis, the likely modes of inheritance of familial DCM in this cohort; and (iii) to address the implications of the findings for the clinical evaluation of patients with unexplained DCM.
Starting at age 30, annual screening mammography and MR/ are recommended for women with a known BRCA mutation, women who are untested but who have a first-degree relative with a BRCA mutation, and women with a 20%-25% or greater lifetime breast cancer risk as estimated by a specialized breast cancer pedigree analysis model.
PI 438206 is in genetic group E Capitol is the only ancestral line in this group and it contributes less than 2% of the genes to the current gene pool based on pedigree analysis (Gizlice et al.
Many sharp handicappers now hold the attitude that because American thoroughbreds increasingly are bred for speed instead of stamina, nobody in the Derby is truly cut out for the long 1 1/4-mile distance, and so pedigree analysis is an anachronism.
Software for Pedigree Analysis for Genetics (and Epidemiological Attributes).
Recognition of the familial occurence of this rare disorder and pedigree analysis demonstrated an X-linked recessive inheritance pattern of the trait (86).
Estimates of F-statistics from pedigree analysis of offspring varied among the 10 years of the study [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURES 1, 2 OMITTED], probably due to annual changes in such characteristics as sex ratio, dispersal rates, mating patterns, number of coteries, and population size.