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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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Maternally inherited diabetes and deafness is phenotypically and genotypically heterogeneous.
To determine whether maternally methylated ICRs are significantly enriched for Cd-associated DMRs, we first compared these ICRs to the total number of CpG islands in the genome that overlap at least one DMR.
Maternally derived duplications have an association with autistic spectrum disorders (ASD), whereas paternal duplications of 15q11-13 do not.
2-4) The vertebral column of fetuses maternally treated with Proximol showing unossified centers of cervical vertebrae (2), dumbbell-shaped thoracic vertebrae (3), and less ossified centra (4).
Barrett et al., "Prevalence and clinical characteristics of maternally inherited diabetes and deafness caused by the mt3243A > G mutation in young adult diabetic subjects in Sri Lanka," Diabetic Medicine : A Journal of the British Diabetic Association, vol.
We conclude that improvement of prenatal care is recommended in this population to decrease the burden of this maternally acquired infectious disease.
While this too occurs in a background of maternally derived cell-free DNA, the proportion of fetal to maternal contribution is much more favorable, with estimates suggesting it represents three percent of total free circulating DNA in the first trimester, increasing to possibly in excess of 10 percent by end of term.
A series of experiments using mice with Robertsonian translocations also provided strong genetic evidence for the functional differences between the paternally and maternally derived chromosomes, because mice with uniparental duplication of certain specific chromosomal regions exhibited a variety of defects in development, growth and/or behavior (Fig.
OXTR gene: Variances determine how empathetic people are, how good they are at perspective taking, how sociable they are, how likely they are to have a secure as opposed to fearful attachment profile, and how maternally sensitive they are.
Young ones are the worst affected, as there is no solid immunity during the first few weeks of life, due to fall in maternally transferred antibody level.
only 2%, which shows that these children are protected by the maternally transmitted antibodies.