Example sentences for: degenerate

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  • We thus obtained a matrix consisting of 59 columns (corresponding to the 59 degenerate codons) and as many rows as sequences analyzed.

  • Although its collection was depleted both by Hitler’s assault on Entartete Kunst (degenerate art) and the ravages of war, the museum, which has undergone extensive renovations, has some interesting German works of the 19th and 20th centuries: Blechen, Waldmüller, Slevogt, Liebermann (The Flax Workers and portraits of Wilhelm von Bode and Richard Strauss).

  • To amplify gene-specific STSs, D. erecta, D. pseudoobscura, D. willistoni and D. littoralis genomic DNA was isolated from adult flies and used as template for PCR with degenerate primers.

  • Of these 17 pseudogenes, 15 are recombinationally derived (with introns, in tandem to their functional paralogs), one ( Mgstl-Psi ) is retrotransposed (with a poly(A) tail, lacking introns which its functional paralog possesses), and one is too degenerate to classify definitively.

  • An alignment of the motor domains of the Arabidopsis kinesins revealed a few very conserved stretches of amino acids in the motor domain that could be used for designing a universal degenerate primer set to screen for mutations in all kinesins.


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