from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Exhibiting non-conformity with Mendel's principles, or definite departure from these principles, in the breeding of animals or plants. See Mendelism.


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  • Therefore, although the prion “option” is clearly subject to conventional Darwinian evolution, in the case of PSI+ natural selection is acting on a non-mendelian, non-genetically encoded trait.

    Of Prions and People - The Panda's Thumb

  • The PSI+ prion trait is transmitted in a non-mendelian fashion.

    Of Prions and People - The Panda's Thumb

  • Its more than just non-mendelian, its non-genetic.

    Of Prions and People - The Panda's Thumb

  • Comai L, Cartwright R (2005) A toxic mutator and selection alternative to the non-mendelian RNA cache hypothesis for hothead reversion.

    PLoS Biology

  • Lolle SJ, Victor JL, Young JM, Pruitt RE (2005) Genome-wide non-mendelian inheritance of extra-genomic information in Arabidopsis.

    PLoS Biology


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