Example sentences for: ancestor

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

  • The horizontal transfer scenario is more parsimonious than the assumption of presence in the shared common ancestor because the latter requires several independently occurring losses of the intein together with its long-term persistence in the Pyrococcus and Thermoplasma lineages ( cf.

  • No organism outside this group has a lineage that traces back to the same ancestor (paraphyletic group); however, there might be earlier ancestors that define more inclusive monophyletic groups.

  • Their name, says the myth, was bestowed on them when an ancestor, on his way to meet another tribe, walked through land burned by prairie fire and blackened his moccasins.

  • In this case, the lack of correlation between evolutionary rates and the number of interacting partners might simply be due to the small amount of evolutionary diversification that has occurred since the two H. pylori strains separated from their common ancestor.

  • We changed back again when the abominable truth was discovered that the word had its own legitimate Latin ancestor, abominosus meaning away from the omens, or hateful and odious.


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