zygosity

(redirected from Autozygous)
Also found in: Medical.

zy·gos·i·ty

 (zī-gŏs′ĭ-tē)
n.
The genetic condition of a zygote, especially with respect to its being a homozygote or a heterozygote.

zygosity

(zaɪˈɡɒsɪtɪ)
n
(Genetics) genetics the similarity or differences between DNA sequences on the chromosomes of a fertilized egg

zy•gos•i•ty

(zaɪˈgɒs ɪ ti, zɪ-)

n.
1. the characterization of a hereditary trait in an individual according to whether the gene pairs for the trait are homozygous or heterozygous.
2. the characterization of twins, triplets, etc., according to whether they are monozygotic or dizygotic.
[1945–50; probably derivative of -zygous (see heterozygous), on the model of viscous: viscosity, etc.]
References in periodicals archive ?
a], as the cumulative proportion of an individual's genome that has previously been autozygous due to inbreeding in its ancestors.
Our finding of complex interactions between the effects of inbreeding at the current generation and inbreeding in prior generations in the pedigree demonstrates that it is useful to partition the effects of ancestral inbreeding from the effects of newly autozygous genes.