Example sentences for: ancestral

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

  • All these genes have orthologs in the mouse, suggesting that multiple duplications of an ancestral EGF-like gene predated the mouse-human divergence.

  • The tryptophan operon of C. psittaci is probably derived from ancestral chlamydial genes before modern events of gene reduction occurred.

  • The street gave its name to the influential literary journal, Botteghe Oscure , published there in the 1950s by Marguerite Caetani, an American-born member of the aristocratic Italian family whose ancestral palace stands at the beginning of the street.

  • In your letter, you mentioned Navajo and Breton (the Celtic language of Brittany); coincidentally, this morning I got a letter from a colleague who has published an extensive dictionary of Hopi and is working with educators to help Hopi children learn their ancestral language.

  • Thus, KilA-N and Bro-N domains probably have undergone lineage-specific expansions through amplification of a single ancestral gene.


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