Example sentences for: adaptive

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

  • At the host level, most studies of the selection pressures acting on immune system genes have concentrated on genes implicated in the adaptive immune response against microbial pathogens, particularly those producing antibodies (Sitnikova and Nei 1998; Sumiyama et al.

  • However, with remarkable consistency, for all three species groups analyzed here, approximately 1% of orthologous genes seem to have experienced accelerated evolution, suggesting functional and potentially adaptive diversification that is conspicuous enough to be detected at a statistically significant level.

  • Pfam family ID and family members (represented by Swiss-Prot ID or TrEMBL ID) were extracted and organized in a relational database (Sybase, Adaptive Server Enterprise Release 11.

  • As microbial pathogens such as viruses are both abundant and rapidly evolving, positive selection on components of the adaptive immune response is often very strong (Yeager and Hughes 1999).

  • The relatively quick innate immune responses operate along with slower but more targeted adaptive immune responses that generate antigen-specific mechanisms that eventually lead to the destruction and elimination of the pathogen.

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