Example sentences for: originated

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  • Plant molecular biologist Chris Bowler (Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, France and Stazione Zoologica, Napoli, Italy) explains that molecular phylogeny and morphological studies suggest that diatoms originated ‘probably as the result of a eukaryote being invaded or engulfed by a photosynthetic eukaryote, most probably a red alga’.

  • Geologists say this wonder originated 200 million years ago with the interaction of limestone, sea water, rainwater, and seismic upheavals.

  • The Secret Service's Intelligence Division tracked down the origin of this threat and, during the day, determined that it had originated in a misunderstanding by a watch officer in the White House Situation Room.

  • Chameleon originated as Greek chamaí ` on the ground' plus léoacute;n ,' `lion,' from the shape of the animal's manelike head.

  • However, a problem with this hypothesis is that it requires that the GshA gene, which appears to be important only to aerobes, must have originated in the last common ancestor before the emergence of O 2, which occurred only after the evolution of cyanobacteria about 2.6 billion years ago [ 22].


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