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paternal

adjective ancestral, benevolent, benign, family, fatherlike, fatherly, kindly, parental, patrimonial, patrius, protective
See also: consanguineous

PATERNAL. That which belongs to the father or comes from him: as, paternal power, paternal relation, paternal estate, paternal line. Vide Line.

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2009: Molecular phylogenetics of the bat genus Scotophilus (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae): perspectives from paternally and maternally inherited genomes.
Regulation of maternal behavior and offspring growth by paternally expressed Peg3.
These ammonia-activated eggs lack a paternally derived centrosome (Paweletz and Mazia, 1979; Schatten et al.
However, the former investigation actually triggered the latter theme, because the first and second examples of LTR retrotransposon-derived genes were identified as paternally expressed imprinted genes, such as PEG10 and PEG11.
Because p57KIP2 is paternally imprinted, and both the X chromosomes in complete moles are derived from the father, it is expected that reduced or absent expression of p57KIP2 protein is seen in complete moles.
kip2], a paternally imprinted and maternally expressed gene protein which shows reduced or absent expression in cytotrophoblast and villous mesenchymal cells of complete mole, and strongly expressed in those of partial mole.
As part of the agreement, Sequenom is now the owner of global intellectual property for noninvasive prenatal genetic diagnostic testing on paternally inherited fetal nucleic acids derived from maternal plasma or serum.
The certificate reads: "His Holiness John Paul II paternally imparts a special Apostolic Blessing to A Wilf Mannion as a pledge of continued divine protection.
Actually, when the STR loci in question are on an autosome as most are, then a human DNA sample will have two loci copies (one from maternally derived DNA, one from paternally derived), so two PCR products will be amplified.
The erstwhile analyst of the link between bureaucracy and Dichtung in the discourse network of 1800 began himself to sound like something of a latter-day Staatsphilosoph, paternally concerned with the proper transmission of European Culture.
The Shulhan Arukh, the Code of Jewish Law compiled by Rabbi Yosef Karo in the sixteenth century, however, rules that paternally related children also can establish a hereditary pattern of hemorrhage, even though such a genetic transmission is implicitly rejected by the Talmud.
We noted differences associated with cause of orphanhood: among AIDS-orphaned children, 54% were maternally bereaved and 22% double orphaned (both maternally and paternally bereaved), while among other orphaned children, 32% were maternally bereaved and 12% double orphaned.