Example sentences for: degrade

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

  • On the basis of biochemical and immunological criteria, genes have been identified in Globodera rostochiensis and Heterodera glycines that allow these nematodes to endogenously produce enzymes that can degrade cellulose and pectin, the two major components of plant cell walls.

  • Although we saw no evidence of this in this study, we did look to see how much additional training would be necessary to degrade the test results in the case of the initial diagnosis networks with 4026 genes.

  • Clinton has said that it is his goal to degrade the ability of Saddam Hussein to threaten Iraq's neighbors.

  • These enzymes include glycosidases, such as lysozymes, that attack the polysaccharide backbone, and peptidases that degrade the cross-linking peptides [ 8].

  • Generally less sensitive than static renewal or flow-through tests, because the toxic substances may degrade or be adsorbed, thereby reducing the apparent toxicity.


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