Inheritance

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Inheritance

Any form of property that one receives when a person dies. One may receive an inheritance because the deceased person had so specified in a will, or, if there is no will, one may receive an inheritance simply by being a close relative of the deceased. In most countries, inheritances are taxed if they are valued over a certain amount. See also: Estate.

Inheritance

As distinguished from a bequest or devise, an inheritance is property acquired through laws of descent and distribution from a person who dies without leaving a will. Property so acquired usually takes as its basis, for gain or loss on later disposition or for depreciation, the fair market value at the date of the decedent's death. An inheritance of property is not a taxable event, but the income from an inheritance is taxable.
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(4) In higher plants, it has been difficult to analyze maternal inheritance of organellar genomes at the molecular level in vivo because of the large number of opaque ovular cells that usually enclose them.
The mitochondria-containing sperm cell fuses with the central cell, and the plastid-containing sperm cell fuses with the egg cell (Mogensen, 1996), causing maternal inheritance for mitochondria and biparenta l inheritance for plastids.
The best model to date for exploring the underlying structure of maternal inheritance was developed by Dickerson (1947).
The proband's family originates from Jiangsu Province in Eastern China, and the majority of the family members presented with a maternal inheritance of hypertension and DCM.
Paternal inheritance of chloroplast DNA and maternal inheritance of mitochondrial DNA in loblolly pine.
Following the model developed by Kirkpatrick and Lande (1989) for maternal inheritance, the offspring trait can be decomposed into three parts: (1) additive genetic effects ([a.sub.o]); (2) random environmental effects ([e.sub.o]); and (3) maternal environmental effects, such that
Further support of maternal inheritance was obtained from [F.sub.2] populations of crosses of [v.sub.1], ltg, and PS-6 (maternal parents) with CM-1-90.
Other possible explanations include incongruity (Ruemmele, 1989), and maternal inheritance. Maternal inheritance may be most important in the case of skewed ratios of progeny from crosses between UM184 and UM234.
Cytoplasmic male sterility and maternal inheritance of disease susceptibility in maize.
My interpretation of the mtDNA comparison is based in part on the predominantly maternal inheritance of mitochondria in animals (see Avise 1994).
The probability of selecting 12 progeny with the same mtDNA type from a 50/50 mixture of types is extremely low (P = 0.00024), strongly supporting the maternal inheritance of mitochondria in A.

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