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MATERNAL. That which belongs to, or comes from the mother: as, maternal authority, maternal relation, maternal estate, maternal line. Vide Line.

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The ecological and evolutionary importance of maternal effects in the sea.
The genetic variances due to direct and maternal effects were somewhat similar.
Our study thus demonstrates that maternal effects can have a previously unrecognized role in influencing species interactions within communities, and that we should consider these maternal effects when predicting the ecological and evolutionary consequences of changing species distributions,
In a classic study of maternal effects in mice, Falconer (1955, 1965) found that large mothers had many small young.
Including additive maternal effect with no maternal environmental effects in model 3 resulted in smaller s2A and h2D compared to those estimated in models 1 and 2.
Such influences are referred to as maternal effects [MEs].
Maternal effects are usually detected in viability and growth rates during early developmental stages (Schwabl 1996, Eising et al.
Considering the drastic effects of oviductal cells on numerous biological processes, such as sperm capacitation, fertilization and early embryonic development, and the importance of adequate storage and expression of oocyte-specific maternal effect genes, we designed the present study was to evaluate the effects of oviductal cell monolayer and its conditioned medium during IVF on subsequent embryonic development and the relative abundance of Zar1 transcript in ovine zygote.
Maternal effect (general reciprocal) is the effect of maternal genotype or tissue on a trait in its offspring, whereas nonmaternal effect (specific reciprocal) is the effect of extranuclear genetic factors or interaction between nuclear and plasma genes (Kang et al., 1999; Zhang and Kang, 1997).
This novel line contained free X and Y-chromosomes that were completely South African in origin, autosomes and maternal effects that were largely South African in origin, and cytoplasms that fully retained their original 2119 genetic identity [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 2 OMITTED].

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