Example sentences for: parasitism

How can you use “parasitism” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Conceptually, several mechanisms affecting evolution to parasitism can be envisioned.

  • The inclusion of the parasites M. tuberculosis and Pseudomonas aeruginosa in the cluster of bacteria with large genomes probably reflects the recent origin of parasitism in these lineages.

  • We wished to determine whether other RKN genes might have been acquired by horizontal gene transfer, particularly as such genes might potentially be related to parasitism.

  • Genome-level data from these secondary symbionts promise to shed light on the range of lifestyles between obligate mutualism and reproductive parasitism and on the early stages in the transition to each.

  • On the basis of phylogenetic analysis [ 4 ] it appears that plant parasitism arose independently at least three times over the course of nematode evolution.


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