Medical Definition of Maternal effect gene

1. Gene, usually required for early embryonic development, whose product is secreted into the egg by the mother. The phenotype is thus determined by the mother's, rather than the egg's, genotype. Compare:. Zygotic effect gene. See: egg polarity gene. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)



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maternal age 35 and over
maternal antibody
maternal aunt
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maternal behaviour
maternal cotyledon
maternal cousin
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maternal deprivation syndrome
maternal dystocia
maternal effect gene (current term)
maternal exposure
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maternal grandchild
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