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.
The PSI+ prion trait is transmitted in a non-mendelian fashion.
Its more than just non-mendelian, its non-genetic.
Comai L, Cartwright R (2005) A toxic mutator and selection alternative to the non-mendelian RNA cache hypothesis for hothead reversion.
Lolle SJ, Victor JL, Young JM, Pruitt RE (2005) Genome-wide non-mendelian inheritance of extra-genomic information in Arabidopsis.