Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsBiology · 4 weeks ago

Biologically: Who is more important? Maternal grandmother or paternal grandmother?

3 Answers

  • 4 weeks ago

    There appear to be some aspects of the human condition which are passed down the maternal line, so for those aspects at least, the maternal grandmother would be more important.  It is not clear whether aspects descended through the males in a line of descent are more or less important, or if there is loss of male input when female offspring are involved, or the reverse, male offspring of females.

    In other words, I have no knowledge that either is more important than the other.

  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    pointless question. Whether you have more chromosomes from one than from the other is decided by the luck of the draw. You have 23 chromosomes from either parent, not 11.5 from every grandparent

    Other than that, your maternal grandmother is where you got your mitochondrial DNA from.

  • 4 weeks ago

    I would say they are equally important.

    Otherwise you end up playing the banjo in an old Burt Reynolds movie.

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