• heredity
  • After rediscovering Mendel's laws of heredity, which apply to chromosomal inheritance, he undertook experiments with the four o'clock (Mirabilis jalapa) to investigate apparent counterexamples to Mendel's laws in the heredity of variegated (green and white mottled) leaf color. (wikipedia.org)
  • nuclear
  • Extrachromosomal DNA was found to be structurally different from nuclear DNA. (wikipedia.org)
  • Mitochondrial genome of yeast will be the first eukaryotic genome to be understood in terms of both structure and function and this should smooth the way to understand the evolution of organelle genomes and its relationship with nuclear genomes.It is evident that Ephrussi's work not only opened the field of extrachromosomal genetics, but also provide a fantastic incentive for the investigations which followed up to this day. (wikipedia.org)