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Matriline

Matriline is inheritance along the maternal line. The opposite is [[../Patrilien|patriline].

Examples

  • The W-chomosome in birds and some reptiles and fish is inherited in a matriline.
  • Traites that are encoded in mitochondrial DNA are inherited in matriline, as only eggs provide the mitochondria for the offspring.

Tags: Behavior Genetics

 
   

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