Analyses of the height variation in a large contemporary British sample found evidence for maternal inheritance of female height, because the mother-daughter correlation coefficient was significantly higher than the father-daughter value. Further evidence for a maternal effect came from the comparison of the daughter’s stature with the difference in parental heights. The maternal effect was estimated to be 1%.
Boldsen, Jesper L. and Mascie-Taylor, C. G.N.
"Evidence for Maternal Inheritance of Female Height in a British National Sample,"
6, Article 3.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/humbiol/vol62/iss6/3