from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or designating Gregor Mendel or his theories of genetics.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of or relating to Gregor Mendel or his theories of genetics
- adj. Following Gregor Mendel's laws of intergenerational gene transmission.
- adj. Of or relating to Mendel's laws of gene transmission.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Pert. to Mendel, or to Mendel's law.
- adj. Behaving or being in accordance with Mendel's laws of inheritance; -- said of the distribution of inherited characteristics and of traits thus distributed.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to Gregor Johann Mendel (1822–84), an Austrian naturalist and ecclesiastic, or to the theoretical interpretations of his experiments in heredity or of others of like character: as, the Mendelian law of heredity. See ancestral inheritance.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a follower of Mendelism
- adj. of or relating to Gregor Mendel or in accord with Mendel's laws
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In an accompanying editorial, Paolo Boffetta, M.D., of the International Prevention Research Institute, in Lyon, France, notes: "The study is an elegant example of how genetic variants that have a functional impact can be used to explore associations between environmental factors and disease, and specifically to identify and control for confounding factors, based on the approach that has become known as Mendelian randomization …"
Noting her unusually long feet and clawed fingers, Rienhoff, who had trained at Johns Hopkins with the father of modern medical genetics, Victor McKusick, worried his daughter might have inherited Marfan syndrome, which McKusick had suggested affected Abraham Lincoln.35 McKusick had created the essential reference catalog of genetic traits and disorders called Mendelian Inheritance in Man MIM, which Rienhoff likened to the first edition of the Oxford English Dictionary.36
The denialists who support the so-called Mendelian view of biological inheritance do not publish their supposed research in peer-reviewed Soviet scientific journals.
It was what we breeders call a Mendelian segregation of genetic factors that had been in the waltzers and albinos all the time -- their original wild ancestor of the woods and fields.
Yet, despite all these problems, most of the phenomena associated with inheritance, including the majority of exceptions to his eponymous Laws, continue to be termed Mendelian inheritance.
(Familial dysautonomia is a so-called Mendelian disease, which means that people who carry only one copy of the mutation, like Pinker and his wife, are not at risk.) "Children aren't in our cards, we are a little old for that," says Pinker.
Only a handful - so-called Mendelian diseases, such as muscular dystrophy and cystic fibrosis - are caused by mutations in a single gene.
But Jim ... sometimes I think Jim is the kind of Mendelian segregation out of which we get Franklins and Edisons and their sort.
Traditionally, rare inherited diseases (sometimes called "Mendelian" diseases, referring to those caused by mutations in a single gene and passed on through classic genetic patterns) have been studied using an approach called "linkage" in which a small number of markers are assessed for co-inheritance with the disease.
The modern understanding of the process of inheritance is now called “Mendelian,” in honor of Gregor Mendel, who had settled for being a monk after failing his botany exams at the University of Vienna.