Example sentences for: degenerate

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  • 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).

  • When first published, the Tarzan stories provided a largely American audience of white men and boys with a fantasy version of the ultimate White Guy, the virile aristocrat, who, far from being effete and degenerate, could go Ape as well as Ascot.

  • The oligonucleotides in the degenerate pool were composed of twenty-five random nucleotides (25-mer) in the middle flanked by a specific sequence BSS1 at one end and the complementary sequence of BSS2 at the other end.

  • Concomitant with this development of asymmetrical structure, the AAA1 protomer of the dynein motor unit evolved a functional dominance, in which it alone retains the full ability for binding and hydrolysis of ATP, while AAA2, AAA3 and AAA4 have lost the capability for hydrolysis and the most degenerate protomers AAA5 and AAA6 show no significant binding of ATP [ 20 21 22 ] . In midasin, the specialization of AAA protomers appears to have taken a less drastic course than in dynein.

  • In Buchnera, however, the hypothesized loss of promoters suggests a general genomic decay influencing transcriptional regulation; this is supported by the observation that SD sequences are also degenerate, and by the finding that some of the most frequently used codons in the genome do not have corresponding tRNAs because they have been deleted throughout Buchnera 's evolution.


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