parentage

Gerd  gerdn at ibg.uit.no
Thu Sep 9 03:33:33 EST 1999


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In article <7r4ios$9jq$1 at er6.rutgers.edu>, nlandau at eden.rutgers.edu
(Nicholas Landau) wrote:


>"HoneyCarmel" <HoneyCarmel at worldnet.att.net> writes:
>
>>Does anyone know if the blood line of children have anything to do with the
>>woman? Or is it determined only by the man to the male children?
>>-- 
>>The ladder of success is never crowded at the top.
....You may be surprised to learn that men get slightly more
>genetic material from their mothers than from their fathers.  This is
>because men pass a short "Y" chromosome to their sons, which has little
>information.  Women instead pass a much, much larger "X" chromosome
>to their sons and their daughters....

...And in addition comes the genes of the mitochondria, which is only
inherited from the mother. So both male and females chare more genetic
information with the mother than with the father.

Gerd



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