One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Situated in or affecting parts of a cell outside the nucleus.
- ‘If, on the other hand, CI is caused by modification of extranuclear paternal factors, these white-eyed uniparental daughters will not be seen - they instead will die as embryos.’
- ‘One such mechanism is extranuclear inheritance, which involves no physical change in the cell's genome, though it may involve changes in a heritable pattern of protein expression as in the following example.’
- ‘Previous micromechanical studies of isolated nuclei have reported that nuclei are significantly stiffer than the extranuclear, cytoplasmic space of the cell.’
- ‘The comet assay shows that extensive DNA damage is created even when initial photosensitization events are extranuclear.’
- ‘To define mechanisms underlying heritable changes in the phenotype, we analyzed the possibility of extranuclear inheritance by transferring some factors via the male.’
2Situated or occurring outside the nucleus of an atom.
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