dizygotic twin

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Noun1.dizygotic twin - either of two twins who developed from two separate fertilized eggs
twin - either of two offspring born at the same time from the same pregnancy
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Large fluctuations were expected for dizygotic twin pregnancies, because the informative SNP loci would consist of 2 categories, loci in which both fetuses were heterozygous (1) and loci in which only one of the twins was heterozygous (2) (Fig.
Annett, (1994), found that the preferential use of left upper limb is significantly more pronounced in twins subjects (almost in the same proportion in monozygotic twin pairs and dizygotic twin pairs) (I.
Data Source: A population-based twin study involving 54 monozygotic and 138 dizygotic twin pairs born in 1987-2004 in which at least one of the twins met the diagnostic criteria for autism or autism spectrum disorder.
With time it became clear that this second sculpture court was in fact laid out as a mirror image of the first; each sculpture in the first room had a dizygotic twin in the second that had been placed in a bilaterally symmetrical relation to the implied seam bisecting the gallery.
While both genetics and environment have a role to play in the relationship between height and cognition, environmental factors appear to be responsible for two-thirds of the height-intelligence correlation, according to research conducted on cross-trait (height and intelligence), cross-twin correlations between monozygotic and dizygotic twin pairs.
Data were collected from monozygotic and dizygotic twin pair members of the Vietnam Era Twin (VET) Registry who responded to the VA's Survey of Health in 1987.
Lower weight gain because of genetic predisposition is strongly supported by the weight changes in 146 monozygotic and 111 dizygotic twin pairs in which both twins quit smoking.
We performed a genome-wide linkage analysis for loci affecting plasma cholinesterase activity on the dizygotic twin pairs.
In a separate study of 98 mono- and dizygotic twin pairs conducted by Jonas Halfvarson, M.
The sequential cohort study included data from 749 monozygotic twin pairs and 687 dizygotic twin pairs between the age of 8 and 17 and their parents.